At least once a month, usually on a Thursday, we will meet for a guided hike of one or more of the Catskill high peaks that are required for 3500 Club membership. This year’s hikes include a selection of moderate and more difficult hikes, including some bushwhacks.
The 2024 planned Catskill High Peak group social hikes are listed below. Click the links for more information about the hikes and how to register. Please read the hike descriptions and gear requirements before registering. There is no charge for these hikes but you will need to sign the typical liability waivers.
- Thursday January 11 – Halcott Mountain
- Thursday February 8 – Burroughs Range – Slide, Cornell, Wittenberg
- Thursday March 7 – Panther Mountain
- Thursday April 11 – Balsam Lake Mountain and Millbrook Ridge
- Thursday May (date TBD) – Rusk, Hunter and Southwest Hunter
- Thursday June (date TBD) – Table and Peekamoose Mountains
- Thursday July (date TBD) – Windham High Peak
- Thursday August (date TBD) – Fir and Big Indian Mountain
- Thursday September (date TBD) – Balsam Lake Mountain and Millbrook Ridge
- Thursday October (date TBD) – Westkill Mountain
- Thursday November (date TBD) – Balsam Lake Mountain and Millbrook Ridge
- Thursday December (date TBD) – Blackhead Range – Blackhead, Black Dome and Thomas Cole Mountains
Hike with a Guide
This is a great chance to hike with a guide and meet fellow Catskill hiking enthusiasts. Along the way we’ll learn about the history, geology and plant life of the Catskills as well as some basic navigation skills.
Get Introduced to Local Hiking Clubs
Many of these hikes are also being offered to Adirondack Mountain Club and Catskill 3500 Club Members. Both are non-profit hiking clubs that do great work in New York State and I’m a proud member of both organizations. The Catskill 3500 Club awards a patch and membership to hikers who summit all 35 of the Catskill high peaks plus four more that have to be hiked twice with at least one of the hikes during the winter. It’s a lot of fun and a great motivator. You can find more information about the Catskill 3500 Club on their website:
I hope you’ll be able to join for one or more of these hikes. Drop me a note with any questions via the contact form or use the phone number or email listed on the contact form. You can also use the contact form to join the mailing list for our “HerdPath” newsletter: