2,188 ft / 667 m

#1,215 in New York

#52,416 in United States


2 summits

#646 in New York

#8,009 in United States

Top climbing months

April   100%

Most climbed route

Path From Route 242


  • Murder Hill got its name from an actual murder that took place at this location in 1875. Charles Wimple, a Civil War veteran, was poisoned by a man named Nelson Cool who was hired by Charles' wife Emma.
  • Nelson and Emma were both sentenced to life in prison for this crime. According to the Ellicottville Times, this was the first case in which forensic evidence was ever used in Cattaraugus County.
  • Additional historical information on Murder Hill can be found here: https://historicpath.com/article/murder-hill-158