Overlook Mountain is the southernmost peak of the Catskill Escarpment in the central Catskill Mountains near Woodstock, New York.
A walk on the former Ulster and Delaware Railroad ROW between Laurel House Road and the Haines Falls Railroad Station.
The starting point was the parking area near North Lake for the former site of the Catskill Mountain House.
‘Hike #3: Circuit of South Mountain’ is from the ‘Catskill Mountain House Trail Guide’ by Robert Gildersleeve.
The Hotel Kaaterskill is great moderate hike and the start of the trail is located just outside the entrance of the North South Lake Campgrounds.
I parked my car at the bottom of Platte Clove Mountain Rd along the 6 foot fence. The early part of the unmarked trail is very easy and one can reach 4 or 5 waterfalls within an easy 30 minute
I reached the top of Hunter Mountain from the Becker Hollow Trailhead. Unlike the restored Mount Utsayantha Fire Tower the top of the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower is not completely open. One can climb the Firetower stairs but just before