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Acra Point

 

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In the Catskills there are thirty-five peaks that are over 3,500 feet in elevation and are noted in the Catskill 3500 Club. The Catskill 67 are the next highest peaks in the Catskills, of which, 63 are over 3,000 feet in elevation. These peaks are featured in a hiking guide, The Catskill 67, a recommended book from the ADK Mountain Club. Acra Point at 3100 feet is the 74th highest point in the Catskills, or #39 for the Catskill 67.

Acra Point is located along the popular Escarpment Trail. The start of this hike is from the parking area at the end of County Route 56. The GPS coordinates are N42 17.360 W74 06.963. Follow the red marked Black Dome Trail and ascend to the junction of the blue marked Escarpment Trail. Don't take the trail that follows the creek. The Long Path coincides with the Escarpment Trail. Turn right at this junction for Burnt Knob. If you turn left the trail will take you to another Catskill 67er, Burnt Knob.

There are nice views from Acra Point and it's only a 1.4 mile one way hike to reach it. To get more detailed info on Acra Point and other Catskill 67 hikes, we recommend purchasing the hiking guide The Catskill 67. The book gives more info on the route to this mountain. Look below for topographic maps of Acra Point to help assist in planning your hiking adventure.

 

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