Hunter Mountain via Becker Hollow Trail

HARD 43 reviews
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Hunter Mountain via Becker Hollow Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately 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
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2270 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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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19 days ago

Started great, takes you straight up. Very icy! Definitely need crampons and an ice axe. My husband and I were using our micro spikes. Got close to the summit but unfortunately didn’t get to reach it. Decided to turn back as we felt it would’ve been unsafe. Lots of slipping and sliding lol BUT we will be back

hiking
2 months ago

Really fun with amazing views.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, challenging ascent but fantastic views from the fire tower.

hiking
4 months ago

weather was great. Hard trail. Round trip 3.5 hrs
Worth it

4 months ago

It was a great hike on a beautiful day!!

4 months ago

A nice hike I wouldn't call it hard but on the more difficult side of moderate
Closer to the top it was a little slippery took us 4.5 hours out and back

6 months ago

It was a ton of fun but it was a little steep at some parts of the trail

6 months ago

v good

6 months ago

We took our small dog up the trail and he was totally fine with the difficulty. It's a dog friendly trail too!

hiking
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Great hike

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

this was a very hard hike. I do not recommend for anyone who struggles with steep inclines. although it is very hard it is a very good short day hike. also very busy fire tower. the signs were a little confusing near the top and do not agree well with the official trail map but after a few back tracks we found it. was a little disappointed with the trash on this trail, please leave no trace!!

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