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Thomas Cole Mountain 3940'

Thomas Cole in the FallThomas Cole Mountain in Fall

USGS Map:  Hensonville

NY-NJ Trail Conference Map:  #41/141

Order of Height: 4th at 3940'

Access:  Via Black Dome Range Trail

Description:  Thomas Cole is the westernmost high peak in the Blackhead Range.  Like Black Dome Mountain, it offers a view south towards the southern Catskills.  However, the viewpoint is overgrown and you must stand to see the view.

The route from Barnum Road and over the somewhat open knob of Camel's Hump requires more vertical ascent but it is spectacular especially when the leaves are down.   

The best lunch spot is found on Black Dome, the next peak in the range.  From the west, access is via the Black Dome Range Trail from Maplecrest. From the east, access is via the Black Dome Range Trail over Black Dome from Big Hollow and Lockwood Gap.

Windham & Blackhead Range Map (opens in new window)

Links for Thomas Cole Mountain New Window

TopoZone (topographic map)

NYSDEC Interactive Locator Map

Thomas Cole Mountain - Wikipedia

Blackhead Range - Wikipedia

Wikipedia (Thomas Cole - Artist & Mountain's name sake)

Thomas Cole - Catskill Achieve

 

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