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VIDEO: Hiking Blackhead Mountain | Catskills, NY

Length: 5 miles

Time to Hike: 4-5 hours, depending on breaks

Difficulty: Strenuous

Location: Blackhead Range, Catskill Park, NY

Directions to trailhead


Nearby camping: North-South Lake Campground

Conquer one of the famed Catskill 3500-footers on this 5-mile loop hike up Blackhead Mountain in NY! With an elevation gain of over 1,700’ and some of the steepest terrain found in the Catskills outside of the Devil’s Path, this mountain provides one wicked workout up to its 3,940’ peak. With the added bonus of vibrant fall foliage and gushing streams, enjoy an equal parts gratifying and grueling journey up this spruce-fir topped pinnacle.

Looking for more Catskill hikes? Check out the below links:

Day-Trip: Hike Indian Head Mountain, Catskills, NY

Catskill Backpacking: Slide Mountain Loop!

A Sweet Tooth For Sugarloaf Mountain!

As always when exploring the great and wonderful outdoors, please practice Leave No Trace principles, packing out everything you took in, and respecting both the flora/fauna, as well as fellow hikers ;)

Happy trails!

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