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Spruceton Trail

Intermediate

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3.4 mile 5.4 kilometer point to point
72% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,872' 571 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,972' 1,211 m
Low: 2,100' 640 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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A forest road climb to a fire tower and ranger station on the the second highest peak in the Catskills.

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Description

If there's room, you can simply park at the trailhead and follow the road to the top.

The road is maintained to service the fire tower and ranger station at the summit, so it should be very easy to follow without too many obstacles. There's quite a bit of elevation gain, but it is steady and never too steep. This is probably the most common route up to Hunter Mountain and back down. Take the Devil's Path to Hunter Mountain route to complete a loop or just for more seclusion.

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Enjoy spectacular views of the Catskills from the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower.
Feb 10, 2017 near Palenville, NY
Steady way up - great work out!
Jun 2, 2018 near Palenville, NY
Hunter Mountain's summit fire tower offers phenomenal views toward Thomas Cole, Black Dome, and Blackhead Mountain.
Jan 22, 2017 near Palenville, NY
The trail in nicely broken in for you (Thank you!!!)
Jun 2, 2018 near Palenville, NY
Winter Wonderland!
Jun 2, 2018 near Palenville, NY
Good slope to sled down
Jun 2, 2018 near Palenville, NY

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