West Kill Mountain

Catskill Park

A hiker taking in the view from the Buck Ridge Lookout - Photo by Daniel Chazin A hiker taking in the view from the Buck Ridge Lookout - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This up-and-back hike climbs West Kill Mountain, with panoramic views from the Buck Ridge Lookout.

42.182768, -74.269743

West Kill Mountain is one of the 35 peaks in the Catskill Mountains that is over 3,500 feet in elevation. The climb involves an ascent of about 1,700 feet in elevation over 3.4 miles (most of the elevation gain is concentrated into a single mile). Trail conditions in the Catskills constantly change - especially in the winter - so make sure to check the weather report and the condition of the...

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