Hunter-West Kill Wilderness, 19,250-acres in size, is located in the
Catskill Forest Preserve in the towns of Lexington and Hunter in Greene County; and the Town of Shandaken in Ulster County.
"The 19,250-acre Hunter-West Kill Wilderness in the Catskill Forest Preserve is a high elevation east-west ridge that lies between the West Kill Creek to the north and the Esopus Creek to the south. Hunter-West Kill Wilderness is a remote mountainous location of more than 19,250 acres. The terrain is very steep in places with elevations ranging from 1,000 feet to 3,880 feet."
"There are five named mountain peaks - Westkill (3,880'), North Dome (3,610'), Sherrill (3,540'), Balsam (3,340'), and Sheridan (2,220'). This area serves as watersheds for two New York City water supply reservoirs, the Schoharie and the Ashokan."
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Things To Do at Hunter-West Kill Wilderness
Hiking Devil's Path (25.2 miles)
Hiking Diamond Notch Trail (2.7 miles)
Hiking Hunter Mountain Trail (1.7 miles)
Hiking Becker Hollow Trail (2.2 miles)
Winter Activities at Hunter-West Kill Wilderness
Although there are no groomed or maintained trails, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are permitted on all hiking trails.