Suck it up and hike the wearying nine miles to Kaaterskill High Peak, one of the northern Catskills' most gorgeous and overlooked summits. The lesser-known Wildcat, Buttermilk, and Santa Cruz waterfalls fall along the High Peak trail, and there’s an eerie skeleton of a plane crash at the summit. The trail becomes poorly marked towards the top, so take a map.
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Published on Apr 30, 2008 as a web exclusive.