Beautiful trail with waterfalls at beginning and some minor technical climbs. Would say it’s moderately difficult. The lookout is breathtaking. Summit ecosystem very nice as well. My top 10 of Catskills hikes.

Beautiful mountain! The steep ascent was a workout and well worth the lookout just .1 from the summit. Perfect round-trip mileage. From Spruceton Parking round trip is about 8 miles.

Great moderate difficulty mountain. Very little scrambling, fun challenge. Seem to be closer to 8 or 9 miles round trip, not 6.

Great trail. Bit difficult with moderate scramble. This trail is part of the Devils Footpath and lives up to its name. Went up and over, Summiting St. Anne also. Well worth the trip. Another 3500'+ bagged.

I hiked Westkill via the Diamond Notch. Challenging for me but my daughter looked like it was stroll in the woods. The falls and Westkill Creek were pretty. It was slippery due to recent rains. Beautiful views from the lookout.

Combined with Hunter total 16.2 miles, 7 hrs

December 8. - 6 inches of snow and sheets of ice made it more of a challenge. Crampons were useful. Most of the trail is forested, offering very few views of the surrounding mountains. There's one clearing near the peak that's pretty awesome. Good hike.

Challenging but fun. Fantastic view at the top. 4 to 4.5 hr hike.

Monday, September 19, 2016

There were definitely some challenging parts to this hike, although some reprieve in spots. It took me 6 hours from start to finish, with only a few minutes at the summit to take in the view. The trail was very well marked and easy to follow.

Pretty tough uphill after the first 10 minutes. You go about 1,200' elevation in a short time, but the view at the top is totally worth it