Saturday, October 7, 2023

This fall we are picking amazing destinations to see fall foliage! And this mountain is Guide Gary’s pick for top two places to see foliage in the Catskills. Check out Gary’s second pick.

Wittenberg Mountain, also known as ‘The’ Wittenberg, is a favorite of many Catskill hikers for its rustic trails, beautiful scenery, and stunning summit views. John Burroughs, the famous naturalist, reached its summit only after a “long and desperate” bushwhack attempt back in 1880. Even though we are ascending a steep climb, our hike today is guaranteed to be more straightforward than his, yet equally as rewarding. The views are magnificent! And if time allows, we might even make our way over to Cornell Mountain.

This is a required peak for Catskill 3500 Club Membership and #14 Catskill High Peak (elevation 3,782′).

What’s included:

  • NY State Licensed and Wilderness First Responder Certified Guide
  • Transportation to and from NYC
  • Some of the best foliage views in the Catskills

Level: Challenging (Learn More)

Mileage: 7.8 miles

Elevation Gain: 2,480 feet

Group Size: 2 - 12 adventurers


W 73rd and Broadway

Check-in Time: 6:30 am

Departure Time: 6:45 am

Return Time: Approximately 6:00 pm


Limited spots remaining


  • 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


  • 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
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand / foot warmers
  • 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)