Hunter Mountain via Becker Hollow Trail

Catskill Park

View from the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower - Photo by Daniel Chazin View from the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This hike follows the shortest but steepest route to the summit of Hunter Mountain, the second highest mountain in the Catskills.

42.181765, -74.196904

The Becker Hollow Trail is the shortest route up Hunter Mountain, but it is also the steepest, climbing about 2,000 feet in only 1.7 miles. If you’re looking for an easier (but longer) way to reach the summit, the Spruceton Trail, which makes a loop together with the Hunter Mountain Trail and a section of the Devil’s Path, is a good alternative. Except for a short loop at the top, the Becker...

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