Elevation

3,136 ft / 956 m

#257 in New York

#39,766 in United States

Prominence

640 ft / 195 m

#152 in New York

#3,063 in United States

Summits

126 summits

#18 in New York

#123 in United States

Top climbing months

October   22%

April   11%

May   10%

Most climbed route

Overlook Mountain Trail

Highlights

  • Overlook Mt. has one of the Adirondack/Catskill Fire Towers. It was built in 1927 on Gallis Hill, moved to its present location in 1950, closed for safety reasons in 1988, and reopened after renovation in 1999.
  • The hotel ruins near the summit are from one of the Mountain Houses popular in the Catskills in the 1800s. Byrdcliffe Colony, a utopian settlement with a focus on arts, occupies the southern slope.
  • Timber rattlesnakes are quite common on Overlook Mt. trail and summit.

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