Bearpen Mountain

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Bearpen Mountain
Elevation 3619.6 ft (1103 m)[1]
Listing Catskill High Peaks
Location
Location Lexington / Roxbury, New York, U.S.
Range Catskill Mountains
Coordinates 42°16′24″N 74°29′03″W / 42.2734189°N 74.4840396°W / 42.2734189; -74.4840396Coordinates: 42°16′24″N 74°29′03″W / 42.2734189°N 74.4840396°W / 42.2734189; -74.4840396[2]
Topo map USGS Prattsville

Bearpen Mountain is a mountain located in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The mountain's highest peak is in Greene County, but its northwest subpeak at 42°16.42′N 74°29.05′W / 42.27367°N 74.48417°W / 42.27367; -74.48417 is the highest point in Delaware County. Bearpen Mountain is flanked to the north by Roundtop, and to the southeast by Vly Mountain.

The northeast side of Bearpen Mountain drains into Little West Kill, thence into Schoharie Creek, the Mohawk River, the Hudson River, and into New York Bay. The west side of Bearpen drains into Batavia Kill, thence into the East Branch of the Delaware River, and into Delaware Bay. The south side of Bearpen drains into Vly Creek, thence into Bush Kill, Dry Brook, and the East Branch of the Delaware.

Bearpen Mountain is the most well-known mountain for Greene County ATV riders, even though using ATVs is illegal. With various labeled trails, that the ATVs destroy, riders enjoy this journey up the mountain while frightening bears and other animals that linger in the woods.[citation needed]

View from the top of Bearpen, facing north, towards the town of Prattsville

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  1. ^ Bearpen Mountain Hike, from the Catskill Mountaineer 2010 Chart 1, Image 3 http://www.catskillmountaineer.com/BWF-bearpen2.html
  2. ^ "Bearpen Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 

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