Catamount Mountain Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,577' 481 m
Descent: -1,577' -481 m
High: 3,164' 964 m
Low: 1,616' 493 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 60% (31°)
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“An excellent trail that leads hikers along exposed ridges and slick rock to an open summit with great views.”— John Maurizi
You have excellent views from this point and get a good look at Catamount summit's. Continue along the trail where it descends the false summit into the forest for a short distance. The next half mile to the summit of Catamount offers great views as you negotiate ledges and slick rock. Trail markers are few and far between. It does require patience and some route finding skills to ascend the proper trail.
The summit is obvious with great views toward the southwest. You'll see large cairns descending from the summit. This is not the route down! This marks the way to the summit for those that lost their way on the ascent. Those large cairns going downhill look enticing, but it is not the route. There are no trail markers that way. From the top, simply turn back the way you came. The descent is to the southeast and then south.
Overall, this is an excellent option to escape the crowds of the high peaks.
Local Club: Adirondack Mountain Club
May 22, 2019: Hungry Hiker Grand Opening set for Memorial Day Weekend
May 22, 2019: Nine Pin Cider Donates More Than $4,000 to ADK
May 7, 2019: A Voice for the Mountains
Land Manager: NY DEC - Region 5 Office