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Rusk Mountain 3680'

Rusk Mountain from former John Robb Lean-to Site

Rusk Mountain from former
John Robb Lean-to Site

USGS Map:  Lexington

NY-NJ Trail Conference Map:  #41/141

Order of Height: 21st at 3680'

Access:  Via Bushwhack

Description:  Rusk Mountain is in the range west of Hunter Mountain and rises up out of the valleys of West Kill Creek and Schoharie Creek.  The summit is not too dense and a little searching will find a nice view near the top.  

The easiest and shortest access is from the Hunter Mountain parking area near the end of Spruceton Road.  It is also sometimes climbed directly from Hunter.  Be sure to sign in at the summit canister.

Hunter Mtn Wild Forest Map (opens in new window)

Links for Rusk Mountain New Window

TopoZone (topographic map)

NYSDEC Hunter Mountain Wild Forest Info

Wikipedia - Rusk Mountain

Photo credit: Scott Larson

 

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