Elevation

3,136 ft / 956 m

#260 in New York

#40,340 in United States

Prominence

640 ft / 195 m

#153 in New York

#3,381 in United States

Summits

143 summits

#21 in New York

#117 in United States

Top climbing months

October   20%

April   11%

May   9%

Most climbed route

Overlook Mountain Trail

5.0 mi • 1,446 ft gain

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.
77 summits • 5.0 mi • 1,446 ft gain • 3 hr 8 min
1 summit • 13.3 mi • 1,876 ft gain
1 summit • 5.5 mi • 1,414 ft gain • 2 hr 11 min

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