Hunter Mountain and West Kill Falls
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Hunter Mountain is one of the more "famous" mountains in the Catskill Mountain Range. New Yorkers who do not like to hike may still know the mountain, because it is well know for its ski area. Together with Belleayre Ski Center, the Hunter Mountain Resort is one of the major ski areas of the Catskills. A small detail, often overlooked, is that the Hunter Mountain Ski slopes are actually not on Hunter Mountain but on its neighbor Colonel's Chair.
Hunter Mountain is with an elevation of 1231 meters (4040 ft) also the second largest mountain in the Catskill range, just 43 meters lower than the number one, Slide Mountain.
On my way up to the summit I walked the Spruceton Trail, an old service road used for the fire tower.
My way down was via the Devil's Path and Diamond Notch Trails. Very spectacular foot trails that wind along the face of Hunter, passing streams, abysses and near the end of the hike the impressive West Kill Falls. While typing this I realize I had visited these falls via a different trail a few years ago. See here.
More pictures below.