Hunter Mountain via Becker Hollow Trail

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Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area

Hunter Mountain via Becker Hollow Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hunter, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,240 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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rocky

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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 Northeast 111 in an easy day hike up to a great fire tower lookout. This is the most difficult route up Hunter Mountain, but also the shortest climbing 2,000 feet in just 2 miles! The top of this mountain has a little cabin, picnic table and a great fire tower you can climb for unbelievable views in all directions and down to the ski trails lower on the mountain.

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2 days ago

Solid hike. Gave me a great workout but it wasn't too long. It is very steep the entire time but wasn't impossible, and the view at the top of the tower was great. Overall I'd say it is definitely a peak to check out.

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rocky
6 days ago

good incline most the way up, we had a running joke about it just getting steeper as we went. only real issue is it is the most rocky trail I've been on in a while. the view wasn't much, but the hang out at the top was nice, sunny open little area.

10 days ago

Great hike.

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bugs
rocky
12 days ago

The trail starts out easy, but quickly turns into a steep march. Really good workout, and not many people starting at 4pm on Friday. Nice views from the top!

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washed out
25 days ago

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muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Steady climb all the way to the top. Needed micro spikes for the last half mile or so. Fire tower is closed but you can still climb all the way to the top for great views of the Catskills. Highly recommend.

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snow
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice hike yesterday. Took both are pups and they climbed it like champs. Beautiful stream on the first part which has a small waterfall a little ways in on the trail. Very icy and snowy at the last stretch for the top; Definitely need spikes for that part. Beautiful views of the Catskills.

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snow
1 month ago

Great trail but wasn’t prepared with spikes to go up the last part. Totally icy and snow covered. Turned back around and headed back.

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rocky
2 months ago

As always an excellent quick hike when time is limited. There’s still ice and snow from El3500’ and up. Bring the spikes! Oh and a walking stick wouldn’t hurt either. Tower is locked, as expected, you can however climb the staircase to it.

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icy
3 months ago

Snowing at the top, prevented views. Wore microspikes the whole way.

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snow
3 months ago

Great hike but definitely challenging !!! Spikes and sticks a must . It was foggy at the top so we didn't get the view we wanted. A challenge with the ice and snow.

3 months ago

Great hike with nice views. About two hours to ascend, got back down in a hour.

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