Hunter-Westkill Wilderness Area


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Park Overview:

Hunter Mountain and three other summits that are within the Catskill High Peaks Bird Conservation Area provide a wide variety for hikers and backpackers.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:27000 acres
Buy Trail Map:Catskill Trails Map
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

As part of the 2008 revison of the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan this Wilderness Area was designated by the re-classification of three other Forest Preserve units: the West Kill-North Dome Wilderness, the Ox Clove Wild Forest and a portion of the Hunter Mountain Wild Forest. The summit of Hunter Mountain was protected through the unit management plan which will make any future attempt to develp the summit much more difficult.

Trails Overview:

The Devil's Path (Red), Spruceton (Blue), Blecker Hollow (Blue), Hunter Mountain (Yellow), Colonel's Chair (Yellow) and Diamond Notch (Blue) trails provide many opportunities for hiking and backpacking with circular routes.

The Diamond Notch (Blue) trail through Diamond Notch Road is open to mountain biking.


Public transportion can be researched at Adirondack Trailways (Pine Hill Trailways). 

Located in the Northeast Catskills, parking is available at places marked on the above map.

Contact Information:Hunter-Westkill Wilderness Area

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Public Transportation

ShortLine (Coach USA)  does not service this area of the Catskills.

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