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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. South Bearpen at 3410 feet is the 46th highest point in the Catskills, or #11 for the Catskill 67.

There are three summits on South Bearpen. To reach the main peak on South Bearpen requires a bushwhack on private property, something we do not recommend without proper permission from the landowner. To reach either of the other two, smaller summits that are on state land require tough bushwhacks on DEP and in Bearpen Mountain State Forest through a tangle of undergrowth. The only bushwhack route to South Bearpen is from Stone Hollow Road where it reaches DEP lands. The GPS coordinates of the road is N42 14.130 W74 30.578 for those who have a GPS devise in their vehicle. The only people who attempt to reach this summit are those interested in the Catskill 67.

To get more detailed info on this difficult bushwhack hike 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 a topographic map of South Bearpen to help assist in planning your hiking adventure.

 

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