Amazes me how green parts of the Catskills are through the winter. Summit of Hunter Mountain The Becker Hollow trail Taco's at Brio's NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. The Becker Hollow Trail is the shortest route up Hunter Mountain, but it is also the steepest, climbing about 2,000 feet in only 1.7 miles. It then ascends quickly up the eastern slope of Hunter Mountain. Date of Hike: 05/28/2012 We took the Becker Hollow Trail up and did the loop around the top. As you are crossing Becker Hollow, you can get a good view when the leaves are not on the trees. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand. Find Hikes and ParksVolunteerMy DashboardNews CenterAbout UsShop, Copyright © 1996-2020 New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, www.nynjtc.org | Privacy Policy | Photo CreditsAbout Us    Contact Us    Donate    Join. This hike follows the shortest but steepest route to the summit of Hunter Mountain, the second highest mountain in the Catskills. A 4,000 foot Catskill peak Two are located within the Hunter Mountain Wild Forest. To find the Becker Hollow Trail you can return to the junction with the Hunter Mountain Trail that you passed on the way up. Knife or Multi-tool - You may need to cut a piece of moleskin to put over a blister, repair a piece of broken equipment, or solve some other unexpected problem. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers. I hope you find this map useful. 3. It is also the second hardest route to the top and gets very steep near the top. DIFFICULT 6.3 mi. The trail ends at the Hunter Mountain Trail which you can take right to the summit. Nuts, seeds, and chocolate are favorites on the trail. Be prepared for changing weather. Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species. Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams. Know how to use the basic components. This trail junction is loop trail around the summit of Hunter Mountain. These essentials will help you enjoy your outing more and will provide basic safety gear if needed. Let nature's sounds prevail. Common Sense - Pay attention to your environment, your energy, and the condition of your companions. Water - Two quarts per person is recommended in every season. The Becker Hollow Route offers the shortest trail up Hunter. Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. 2. Walk single file in the middle of the trail, even when wet or muddy. Control pets at all times, or leave them at home. Did you drink all your water? Visit in small groups when possible. Walking Trails Additional Information. Trail. The Spruceton Trail ends at 3.7-miles the Becker Hollow Trail junction. Becker Hollow to Hunter Mountain Spur Trail and Summit Becker Hollow starts from route 214 on the north side of Stony Clove. Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch cultural or historic structures and artifacts. Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter. Straight will take you down the Loop Trail (Yellow Marker). From the parking lot (see “Directions to the trailhead” below), head over to the kiosk and see if you can’t learn a thing or two. Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use. Control pets at all times, or leave them at home. 0 Star This. Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Route 32 North. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light. Log in to leave a tip here. Hunter Mountain Trail. A short distance passed this is … More about Hunter Mountain..... photos, maps and other content from from Hunter Mountain. The Becker Hollow Route offers the shortest trail up Hunter Mountain. In 6.0 miles, continue straight ahead onto Route 32A, as Route 32 turns right. This is a really great trail. Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter. A seasonal spring and the Devils Acre leanto are located near the summit of Hunter Mountain at the trail junction of the Devil's Path and the yellow-marked Hunter Mountain Trail. Land Manager: NY Dept of Environmental Conservation. There may also be more essentials, depending on the season and your needs. Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 20 (Saugerties). If you’re looking for an easier (but longer) way to reach the summit, the Spruceton Trail, which makes a loop together with the Hunter Mountain Trail and a section of the Devil’s Path, is a good alternative. Rain Gear and Extra Clothing - Rain happens. This trail goes by Hunter Mountain and Notch Lake. 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