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Huckleberry Point

Elka Park (Green County)

Why we love it

To earn a gigantic view in the Catskills, you generally need to climb a rather large mountain. Huckleberry Point is a notable exception to this rule — it offers a dramatic eastward vista across the far-off Hudson River from atop a rocky outcrop NOT located on a mountain’s summit. The hike isn’t short — it’s 4.5 miles round trip — but it also doesn’t require any dramatic ascents. That’s not to say it’s flat, but it’s about as close to flat as you get in the Catskills. For a view like this, that’s a pretty good deal.

More to explore

For a large mountain to climb, two loom close by: Indian Head Mountain and Twin Mountain, which you can “bag” together via an 8.4-mile, gut-busting loop. Or you can head to nearby Saugerties and find some food to replace the calories spent getting to Huckleberry Point.


  • Amazing Catskills views reached without climbing a giant mountain

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