Difficulty: 10 out of 10 (long climb up a big fat mountain with some very steep sections and light rock scrambling toward the top)
Fees: Cheapskate alert! The day-use fee at Woodland Valley Campground (where you’ll park to tackle this hike) is $6 per car as of this writing in 2015, during camping season only (mid-May through mid-October). Money well spent.
Distance: 7.2 miles, Up-and-Back
Approximate roundtrip time: 6 Hours
Total ascent: 2,645 ft
Max elevation: 3,780 ft above sea level
This hike is for you if: You want to see one of the best views in the Catskills, and you’re prepared to climb a big fat honking mountain to see it.