3500 Series: Hunter Mountain

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
7:00AM
to 7:00PM
7:00AM to 7:00PM
Arrive by 6:45AM
Intensity
6/10
8.2 miles
1,900 feet
elevation gain
18+
$109

Limited Spaces Remaining
About the trip

The Second Highest Catskills Peak

What We Love

  • The Catskills' second highest peak
  • Moderate trails wth no scrambling
  • Climb a historic fire tower
  • Stunning views

Your Day

Only one peak stands taller than Hunter Mountain, set high among the 3500 series of the Catskill Mountains. Thanks to its grandeur, the views are vast and unhindered, making the hike all the more worth the effort to reach the top. Our eight-mile trail begins at the beautiful Diamond Notch Falls before winding through thick forest as you ascend. At the peak, weather permiting, we'll be able to ascend the historic fire tower for unhindered views above treeline.

Your Guide
Tim Perry
Lead Guide

View Bio
Share Trip
Info
Level 6/10
1,900 feet elevation gain
8.2 miles
The North Face2101 Broadway
7:00AM to 7:00PMArrive by 6:45AM
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

Essential Gear
  • Lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least three liters of water
  • Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • Gaiters
  • Extra wool socks on the trail
Recommended Gear
  • Trekking or ski poles
  • A thermos of hot soup, tea, or coffee
  • Hand / Foot warmers
  • Chapstick
  • Camera
  • A dry set of clothes and shoes for the ride home (can be left in the van)

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Ski or snowboarding gear, including a warm, waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable, moisture wicking base layers
  • Waterproof hiking boots with wool socks (required)
  • Warm hat
  • Weatherproof Gloves
  • Neck buff or balaclava
  • Sunglasses

What's Included

Included
  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Snowshoe or microspike rental, depending on conditions
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for your guide

Drive to Meet

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet your guide at the Plattekill Travel Plaza at 8:15 AM. Please see the map for directions.

Intensity Level

Level 6

Moderate - For fit and experienced hikers

Level 6 trips will push you with a faster pace and longer distances. This hard work allows you to see more terrain and higher vistas. You should expect to be tired and fulfilled on the van ride home.

Activity

We’ll be active for five to eight hours. Prepare for this trip by maintaining your daily fitness regime that includes both cardio and strength.

Distances

Be ready to cover some serious distance. We may hike up to eleven miles today, nearly a half-marathon.

Surfaces

We’ll be hiking on varying mountainous terrain, which will involve navigating various rock faces, loose stones, and steep, uneven trails.

Elevation Change

Up to 2,000 feet per day.

Altitude

Up to 10,000 feet.

Weather

Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be expected to be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations and we'll likely encounter more snow accumulation between early winter and spring. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. Your guide will also make sure you have the necessary gear, such as snowshoes or microspikes, so you can have a great day in the snow. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little snow or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.

You may also like…

Hike & Whiskey Tasting

December 15, 2018
Level 3/10
Hiking
Union Square

Starter Snowshoe: Red Hill Fire Tower

December 16, 2018
Level 3/10
Hiking
The North Face

Winter Hike & Howl

December 16, 2018
Level 3/10
Hiking
Union Square

Awosting Falls

December 22, 2018
Level 5/10
Hiking
Union Square
View More Trips