New York City: Doubletop Mountain

Escape the crowds on the Catskill High Peaks with this 5.6-mile bushwhack to the range's highest trailless summit. Compass skills required; hiking poles recommended.
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Escape the crowds on the Catskill High Peaks with this 5.6-mile bushwhack to the range's highest trailless summit. Compass skills required; hiking poles recommended.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.5

Waypoints

DMP010

Location: 42.0275344848633, -74.5280151367188

Reach the summit of Doubletop (3,861 ft.) and sign hidden trail log. Some wilderness views to the S and W from here, and more from the lowest summit. Return the same way to your car

DMP006

Location: 42.047061920166, -74.5264587402344

Pull compass out and bear due S

DMP007

Location: 42.043270111084, -74.526725769043

Thick spruce and balsam forest; head S

DMP008

Location: 42.0374298095703, -74.5273513793945

Keep S; avoid the tougher slopes to the E and W

DMP009

Location: 42.0328140258789, -74.5285415649414

Last push: It's a grueling but rewarding scramble to the peak

DMP005

Location: 42.0480613708496, -74.5259552001953

Begin off-trail section; veer R up steep hill

DMP001

Location: 42.0578422546387, -74.5391159057617

Head SE on Seager/Big Indian Trail (yellow blazes)

DMP002

Location: 42.0531578063965, -74.5331192016602

Carefully cross Dry Brook

DMP003

Location: 42.0499992370606, -74.5301361083984

Rock-hop near the confluence of Dry Brook and Flatiron Brook

DMP004

Location: 42.048885345459, -74.5270843505859

Small waterfall; good rest spot before tough climb ahead