Bearpen Mountain 3600'
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
Photo credit: Catskill 3500 Club | Panoramic by Ian Marchant