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Best trails in Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area

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Looking for a great trail in Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area, New York? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 13 hard trails in Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area ranging from 4.7 to 26.3 miles and from 1,594 to 4,045 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Hunter Mountain via Becker Hollow Trail
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
As of April 28, 2020, users have reported that the Fire tower is closed, but you can still climb all the way to the top for great views of the Catskill. A 4,000 foot Catskill peak and one of the NortShow more
#2 - West Kill Mountain to Buck Ridge Lookout
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
West Kill Mountain to Buck Ridge Lookout is a 6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near West Kill, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily Show more
#3 - Hunter Mountain via Spruceton Horse Trail
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 5 h 4 m
Hike up Hunter Mountain with the option to turn this hike into a loop by coming back on Devil's Path. The Spruceton Trail is not technically difficult but the gradient gradually increases to 20%. TheShow more
#4 - Devils Path Hike: Spruceton Road to Prediger Road
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area
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Length: 26.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
Devils Path Hike: Spruceton Road to Prediger Road is a 26.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near West Kill, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trShow more
#5 - Diamond Notch Falls via Spruceton Road
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
Diamond Notch Falls via Spruceton Road is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Kill, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily Show more
#6 - Devil's Path to Hunter Mountain Loop
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 7 h 3 m
Note: It has been reported the fire tower on this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Show more
#7 - North Dome and Sherrill Bushwhack
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
This trail takes you through the Westkill Wilderness. You climb two of the 35 catskill peaks that are 3500ft and higher, North Dome and Sherill. The Bushwhack starts out on the devils path. Then take Show more
#8 - Hunter Mountain and Southwest Hunter Mountain Loop via Spruceton Road
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
Please note that the fire tower is currently closed due to COVID 19. This loop can be done clockwise or counter-clockwise. If you prefer a more technical ascent and an easy walk down, then complete iShow more
#9 - Devil's Path Red Trail
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 6 h 42 m
Devil's Path Red Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near West Kill, New York that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. ThShow more
#10 - Westkill Mountain via Diamond Notch Trail (Blue
Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 46 m
Westkill Mountain via Diamond Notch Trail (Blue is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Kill, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. TShow more
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