West Kill Mountain 3880'
West Kill from Hunter Tower
USGS Map: Lexington
NY-NJ Trail Conference Map: #41/141
Order of Height: 6th at 3880'
Access: Via the Devil's Path
Description: West Kill forms the westernmost high peak along the Devil's Path. West Kill was one of the last peaks in the Catskills to receive a trail and there is evidence of a bracket from an old 3500 Club canister on a tree near the summit. The Buck Ridge lookouts just east of the summit provide wonderful views. The northern lookout overlooks the Spruceton Valley and Rusk Mountain.
View from Buck Ridge Lookout on West Kill Mountain
The southern lookout is at the top of a ledge that provides a spectacular view to the east and south. From here you can see Hunter Mountain, Southwest Hunter and the other peaks of the Devil's Path to the east. The Blackhead Range and Kaaterskill High Peak are visible to the northeast, and the Burroughs Range is visible to the southeast.
Access from the west is via the Devil's Path over West West Kill Mountain. From the east, access is via Spruceton Road and the Devil's Path via Diamond Notch.
West Kill Wilderness Map (opens in new window)
Links for West Kill Mountain
Photo credits: Top: Bill Schneider | Bottom: Kevin Morgan