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Bearpen Mountain 3600'

Bearpen Mountain NY

Bearpen Mountain

USGS Map:  Prattsville

NY-NJ Trail Conference Map:  #145

Order of Height: 29th at 3600'

Access:  Via old roads and snowmobile trails. Technically trailless.

Description:  Bearpen is the northwestern most high peak.  It is also one of two peaks outside the Catskill Blue Line. Its summit  was logged, resulting in dramatic views north and west over the Schoharie Valley.  Its summit was once home to a downhill-ski run, and there is evidence of abandoned equipment.  

Bearpen is frequently climbed with its neighbor, Vly Mountain.  Usual access is via Halcott Mountain Road either from the north or south, though access is also available from the west.

Remember that areas on Bearpen are on private property, so please respect the landowners rights.

Links for Bearpen Mountain New Window

TopoZone (topographic map)

Bearpen Mountain - Wikipedia

Bearpen Purchase

Panoramic View from Bearpen

Photo credit: Catskill 3500 Club | Panoramic by Ian Marchant


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