Saturday, June 3, 2023

You’ll need to be prepared for a serious day, as this is no casual hike in the woods. Sherrill’s ascent is steep and unrelenting, but nothing compares to the satisfaction you’ll have after climbing this trailless mountain.  Today’s adventure is a true bushwhack through a beautiful, untouched area of Catskill wilderness.

This is a required peaks for Catskill 3500 Club Membership and #31 Catskill High Peak (elevation 3,558’)

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

Level: Challenging (Learn More)

Mileage: 7 miles

Elevation Gain: 2,000 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



  • Hiking boots (required)
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Long sleeves, long pants, and a hat or sunglasses to protect your face are highly recommended for bushwhacks
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses


  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least three (3) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Extra layers to adjust to changing weather conditions
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Headlamp (required)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • A change of clothes for the ride back (optional)