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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. Sleeping Lion Mountain at 3408 feet is the 47th highest point in the Catskills, or #12 for the Catskill 67.

The hike to reach Sleeping Lion Mountain requires a bushwhack in Halcott Mountain Wild Forest. There are three bushwhack routes to Sleeping Lion Mountain. One of the bushwhack routes includes a hike to Halcott Mountain, which is a member of the Catskill 3500 Club. There is a parking area in Deep Notch along NY 42 that most hikers use for Halcott Mountain. The GPS coordinates of the parking area is N42 11.053 W74 24.889 for those who have a GPS devise in their vehicle.

Another starting point is from a DEC parking area along Condon Hollow Road. The GPS coordinates of this parking area is N42 13.015 W74 24.790 From the parking area you'll walk up the woods road to the ridge, then bushwhacking along the ridge to reach Sleeping Lion Mountain. The other way along the ridge would take you to South Vly, another Catskill 67 peak. The shortest route to Sleeping Lion Mountain, but steeper route is from the parking area on Beech Ridge Road. The GPS coordinates of this parking area is N42 12.842 W74 24.077.

To get more detailed info on each of the bushwhack hikes to Sleeping Lion Mountain 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 Sleeping Lion Mountain to help assist in planning your hiking adventure.


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