Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area - Ulster | Shandaken Ulster County New York
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Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area - Ulster


Ulster County

Catskill Forest Preserve, Lexington and Hunter in Greene County, Things to Do, Hiking Devil's Path, Hiking Diamond Notch Trail, Hiking Hunter Mountain Trail, Hiking Becker Hollow Trail, Winter Activities, Cross-County Skiing, Snowshoeing, Waterfalls Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area - Ulster

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."

Press blue button for source of information, directions and parking areas, and more about hiking trails at Hunter-West Kill Wilderness.

Things To Do at Hunter-West Kill Wilderness
Camping Primitive
Scenic Views
Wildlife Watching
    Hiking Trails
    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
    Cross-County Skiing

    Note Although there are no groomed or maintained trails, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are permitted on all hiking trails.

Location: Shandaken

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