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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. Spruce Mountain at 3380 feet is the 48th highest point in the Catskills, or #13 for the Catskill 67.

The hike to reach Spruce Mountain requires a bushwhack in Big Indian Wilderness. There are a number of bushwhack routes to reach the summit. One starting point is from the Biscuit Brook Trailhead along County Route 47. The GPS coordinates of the trailhead is N41 59.473 W74 29.082. The shortest route is from the DEC parking area for Slide Mountain also on County Route 47. The GPS coordinates of this parking area is N42 00.543 W74 25.673.

To get more detailed info on the best routes of the bushwhack hikes to Spruce 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 Spruce Mountain to help assist in planning your hiking adventure.


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