Plateau Mountain

MODERATE 23 reviews
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Plateau Mountain is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hunter, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,998 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
30 days ago

This hike was an assault on my knees and calves!! Had a great time and there were only a few people on the trail for a Saturday. Hiked in from Devil's Tombstone to the summit, which is marked only with a small cairn and a red disk, no view. Summit is around .5 miles from the junction with the blue blazed trail that comes up from Warner Creek. Beautiful view from the lookout 1.2 miles from Route 214.

2 months ago

Did this on Sunday in the rain. The incline in the first mile is as advertised. We had no view because of the weather.

hiking
2 months ago

The first 1.7 miles to the first overlook was where you gained all of your elevation and it was a little rough. Once on the overlook the 2 mile hike to the summit was practically flat and easygoing.

hiking
3 months ago

Super steep but the view from the top is amazing

6 months ago

Great forest at the top. Beautiful views from ledges. Windy! trek down was a knee buster but worth it.

9 months ago

Steep the first mile or so, then a ridge walk. Pretty vistas but the summit itself is treed in and marked with a small cairn and some jingle bells. Pay attention or you'll walk right past it.

9 months ago

The view is worth the climb up

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful and nice views at the top, but really steep. Be careful on the way down!

hiking
9 months ago

Easily one of our favorites. Steep incline for the first mile but not hand over foot steep. Expected it to be worse than it was, I’d liken it to a staircase just without the stairs. The views are awesome from the two outlooks we saw. Didn’t make the actual summit because of plans to attend Oktoberfest at hunter mountain but after the first 1.2 miles or so it levels off and the rest of the hike to the summit seemed like a gradual, almost flat, climb through some beautiful forest. Planning to summit next time.

hiking
10 months ago

Excellent trail. Big challenge with steep incline. The extraordinary view at the top makes it all worth while.

hiking
11 months ago

Very low hiking traffic. Hike starts of with a gradual slope and then it starts getting steep. Very strenuous hike but very scenic and excellent for building your endurance. When you get to the top you will see why good things come by through hard work. Take a little mosquito repellent if you hate getting bitten. This is not a dangerous hike.

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

This trail was so intense and so hard. It was insane and parts are very over grown but oh my god that view makes it all worth it. It is increadably steep for what feels like forever but once you're there it's like you've gone to heaven. Be carful for slippery mud and small streams of water along with lose rocks but trust me, the view is worth the pain it takes to get there.

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Sunday, June 09, 2013