Saturday, January 7, 2023

Join us on a trailless adventure! Make your way through the woods using a map and compass, and learn how to identify and use ‘handrails’ – land features that help navigate the terrain. Hikers often find bushwhacking the Catskills’ precipitous slopes and rough terrain more difficult than hiking on marked trails, but the satisfaction of climbing a mountain in this manner is unparalleled. See if you can locate the 3500 Club’s summit canister on this unique outdoor adventure!

This mountain is a great introduction to bushwhacking!

This is a required peak for Catskill 3500 Club Membership and #21 Catskill High Peak (elevation 3,687′).

Note: Must have prior tall-peak hiking experience in the Catskill Mountains or Adirondack Mountains before joining a bushwhack. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to

What’s included:

  • NY State Licensed and Wilderness First Responder Certified Guide
  • Transportation to and from NYC (if you would like to meet us at the trailhead, please email for a discount)
  • Hike a trailless Catskill 3500 peak

Level: Challenging (Learn More)

Mileage: This is a trailless peak bushwhack. Mileage varies depending on route.

Elevation Gain: 1,595 feet

Group Size: 2 - 12 adventurers


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 6:30 am

Departure Time: 6:45 am

Return Time: Approximately 7:00 pm



  • Waterproof hiking boots (required)
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture-wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Buff
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Leg gaiters


  • Adventure Untamed will provide any traction devices you need, but if you have your own microspikes/snowshoes/crampons, feel free to bring them
  • Insulating puffy and insulating pants
  • Fleece / mid layer
  • Windproof/waterproof top and bottom layers that can fit over all other layers
  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least three (3) liters of water (*note* if temperature is below freezing do not bring hydration bladders – will freeze)
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand / foot warmers (optional)
  • Extra layers to adjust for changing weather conditions
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • A change of clothes for the ride back (optional)