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Burnt Knob

 

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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. Burnt Knob at 3180 feet is the 66th highest point in the Catskills, or #31 for the Catskill 67.

Burnt Knob is located near the path of 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. If you turn right at this junction you'll head to another Catskill 67er, Acra Point. At the junction turn left for Burnt Knob.

There are nice views from the Escarpment Trail on Burnt Knob, however the main trail never reaches the summit. To reach the summit you'll need to leave the main trail and bushwhack a short distance to get to the summit. To get more detailed info on Burnt Knob 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 Burnt Knob to help assist in planning your hiking adventure.

View from Burnt Knob (courtesy of Andy Arthur via AndyArthur.org)

 

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