Catskill 3500: Halcott [Bushwhack]
Make your way through the woods using a map and compass, and by reading land features. This adventure takes us to the trailless summit of Halcott (pronounced HAWK-it). Hikers often find bushwhacking the Catskills’ precipitous slopes and rough terrain more difficult than hiking on traditional trails, but the satisfaction of climbing a mountain in this manner is unparalleled. See if you can avoid Halcott Mountain’s famous field of stinging nettles!
This is a required peak for Catskill 3500 Club Membership and #34 Catskill High Peak (elevation 3,510′).
Level: Challenging (Learn More)
Mileage: This is a trailless bushwhack. Mileage varies depending on route.
Elevation Gain: 1,726 feet
Check-in Time: 6:30 am
Departure Time: 6:45 am
Return Time: Approximately 7:00 pm
Limited spots remaining
While COVID-19 remains a concern, we are limiting our van capacity to a 10-person maximum, including guides, and leaving the middle row empty for all trips. The limited-capacity trips have a $20 fee to accommodate the changes we need to make for the COVID protocol. The fees will only be in effect for limited-capacity trips. Learn more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe.