Windham High Peak Climbing notes shared by Mountain-Forecast users

  • February 19, 2012
    AOM from United States

    Access to Windham High Peak, is easist from the PA on Greene County Route 23 in East Windham. You can also access the peak from Peck Road, which is off Big Hollow Road outside of Hensonville.
    Windham High Peak is one of the least difficult of the 3500' Catskill Peaks, in that the first mile is a gradual ascent, than as you gain altitude the steeper parts are interspersed with level sections. There are numerous switchbacks to alleviate the steeper parts. There is a mix of open woods with partial views, and closed woods.
    Once you reach 3200' the trail starts to steepen. The level summit is reached soon after sign designating 3500. Once you level off there are open views to the west from a ledge on the right of the trail of the Blackhead Range. A 100 yards or so further, at the summit, there are open views to the east of the Taconic Range.
    The Rt is about 7 miles, with an elevation Windham High Peak of 1800'+.
    Anytime of the year is a great time to hike WHP, as it is a wide trail all the way to the top.