Plateau Mountain (New York)

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Plateau Mountain
Plateau Mountain from Hunter, NY.jpg
Plateau from northeast
Highest point
Elevation 3840+ feet (1170+ m)[1]
Prominence 1,760 ft (540 m) [1]
Parent peak Hunter Mountain[2]
Listing Catskill High Peaks
Coordinates 42°08′16″N 074°10′28″W / 42.13778°N 74.17444°W / 42.13778; -74.17444Coordinates: 42°08′16″N 074°10′28″W / 42.13778°N 74.17444°W / 42.13778; -74.17444[3]
Plateau Mountain is located in New York
Plateau Mountain
Plateau Mountain
Location of Plateau Mountain in New York
Location Catskill Park, Greene County, New York, U.S.
Parent range Devil's Path, Catskill Mountains
Topo map USGS Hunter
Easiest route Hike via Devil's Path trail[4]

Plateau Mountain is a mountain located in Greene County, New York. The mountain is part of the Devil's Path range of the Catskill Mountains. Plateau has a two-mile-long summit ridge above 3,500 feet (1,100 m). The highest point is at the southeast end, facing Sugarloaf Mountain to the east across Mink Hollow Notch. Devils Tombstone is located west of Plateau Mountain. The northwest end faces Hunter Mountain to the west across 1,400-ft-deep Stony Clove Notch.

Plateau Mountain stands within the watershed of the Hudson River, which drains into New York Bay. It feeds the Hudson by way of Esopus Creek through Stony Clove Creek from its western slopes, and through Beaver Kill from its southeast end. Its southwest slopes drain into Warner Creek, thence into Stony Clove Creek. The northeastern slopes of Plateau drain into Schoharie Creek, thence into the Mohawk River, and the Hudson River.

Plateau Mountain is within New York's Catskill State Park. The Devil's Path hiking trail traverses the summit ridge of Plateau. The Long Path, a 350-mile (560 km) long-distance hiking trail through southeastern New York, is contiguous with this stretch of the Devil's Path.

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  1. ^ a b "Plateau Mountain, New York". Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  2. ^ "United States P2000s". Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Plateau Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 23 January 1980. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  4. ^ "Plateau Mountain". Catskill 3500 Club. Archived from the original on 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 

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