Elevation

4,180 ft / 1,274 m

Prominence

3,301 ft / 1,006 m

Summits

156 summits

Top climbing months

March   15%

June   10%

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.
"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
"Steve and I joined a Mohonk hikers/ Rip Van Winkle hikers group hike led by our friends Tom & Anna traversing the Burroughs range. Trail between Cornell and Slide was definitely wet and mucky making us look forward to an ascent in order to have a dry trail. On top we find two summit stewards from the NYNJ trail conference who seem to be just hanging out and not interacting with the hikers on the open ledge. We got lucky with the weather and made it down to the Slide mtn PA before the rain started coming down which shortened our rehydration/snack period." - Nimblefoot, Aug 12, 2017

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