Elevation

4,180 ft / 1,274 m

Prominence

3,301 ft / 1,006 m

Summits

157 summits

Top climbing months

March   15%

June   11%

October   10%

Most climbed route

P-E trail to W-C-S trail

Highlights

  • Slide is the highest peak in the Catskills, though it wasn't known as such until the late 1800's. Its elevation is still not official but several surveys show it to be over 4200'
  • Bicknell's thrush was first identified on Slide Mt.
  • One of the 4 peaks in the Catskills 3500 Peak Challenge requiring a winter ascent.
"Nine of us took a stroll across the Burrough Range to complete Laura’s and Tom’s first Catskill 420 Grid and my second. We arrived earlier than planned but were still greeted by six friends and the summit steward. More friends would arrive in ones and twos within the next hour. Everyone including the steward and other hikers were treated to a cooler filled with ice cream sandwiches and fruit bars, homemade cookies and rhubarb crumb bars and homemade fruit filled hand pies from a CIA chef/instructor. A complete sugar rush for two hours before heading down to the PA for celebratory beverages. W" - Nimblefoot, Jul 8, 2018
"Steve and I decided not to be present at Mr Magoo’s Catskill Grid finish on Balsam Lake mtn. and instead visit two more peaks for our grids, Slide and Balsam. The trail up Slide was mostly free of ice or snow except for the final stretch to the summit area. We skirted the ice patches on our way up then chose to pop on the micros for easier striding on our descent. Cleared most of the limbs and blow downs that we found on the trail." - Nimblefoot, May 5, 2018
"Steve joined me for a hike through the Burroughs Range. After dropping a car off in Woodland Valley and driving up to the Slide PA we had an easy ascent up Slide on a well packed trail. We spent extra time clearing off any limbs or blow downs from the trail as a force of habit. An excellent day to be out with the nice clear blue sky and warmer temps. Had the summit to ourselves before pushing on to Cornell." - Nimblefoot, Apr 21, 2018
"Seven of us hiked the Long Path and Burroughs range from Lanes street to the Slide mountain PA. We deviated onto the pleasant Curtis-Ormsby trail on our descent to avoid the rocky W-C-S trail. A wonderful day in the mountains was made very unpleasant with me falling ill from food poisoning or stomach flu just as we got to the cars. That was the worst two hour drive back home that I have experienced.....not recommended!" - Nimblefoot, Oct 28, 2017
"Out with the wife hitting Slide and West Kill mountains for the month. Got an early start so we had the summit to ourselves then passed the weekend crowds as we descended back to car. Had a short chat with the summit steward heading up just before we reached the parking lot." - Nimblefoot, Sep 2, 2017

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