On Saturday, the folks at The Mountaineer had told us another good rocky summit to climb was Pitchoff Mountain in Keene, NY. We didn't waste any time in deciding that it would be the hike for Sunday. The loop hike was 4.5 miles with a 2.6 mile walk on the road back to the car (the road piece was a nice walk past the Cascade Lakes but very windy through the notch and no shoulder on the road to walk on).
We started at 10:15 at the western end (the trail began directly across the street from the trail to Cascade Mountain).
Hike Time: 4 hrs 45 minutes (plus 45 minute hike back on road)
Hike Distance: 4.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation: 2250'
Summit Elevation: 3488'
Total Vertical Gained: 1788' (plus road gain)
|Don't miss this view to the west! Go all the way out to the point|
After an hour, we reached the sign directing us to the 1st viewpoint. Be sure to check it out. It is the best viewpoint on the ridge and is awesome! A great short hike would be to just hike from the road to this point and return.