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This mountain is on private land and has no maintained trail. However, a very obvious road and herd path lead directly to the top. There is a cement block building at the top which is the remains of an old radio repeater station. The view from the top is limited but there is a lookout off the trail to the left just before the summit. This mountain is often climbed with Balsam Lake Mountain. If you want to do both peaks together, see the description of Balsam Lake Mountain.




Trailhead Coordinates
Name Coordinates
Beaverkill Road (end) N42.0239 W74.5998
Millbrook Road N42.0706 W74.5737
Alder Lake N42.0499 W74.6827

Quick Look - Graham and Balsam Lake from Beaverkill
Difficulty Round trip Total climb Location Internet Maps
Trail difficultyTrail difficultyTrail difficultyTrail difficulty 7.2 mi. 1318 ft. N42.0392 W74.5500 Google Maps


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Catskill 35 peak map Park at the trailhead at the end of the Beaverkill Road. The public road dead ends at this spot and a private road continues to the Balsam Lake Lodge. There are several choices to make when climbing this mountain. Find the blue-blazed Dry Brook Ridge Trail and hike about .9 miles. At this point you can choose to turn left on the red-blazed balsam Lake Trail or continue straight ahead. Go straight ahead on the blue-blazed trail. After about .8 miles, you will pass the second juncture with the Balsam Lake Mountain Trail. After about .1 miles, you will see a path to the right which is the way to Graham Mountain. The trail starts a rather gentle ascent with some places descending slightly. After about 1.1 miles a sharper ascent climbs 600 ft. in .8 miles to the summit of Graham Mountain. Just before the final climb to the summit walk off the trail to the left for a nice view of the valley. There are nice views of the Gulf of Mexico if you walk off the trail to the right. At the summit inspect the ruins of a post-WW II radio repeater station. To return to the parking area just reverse your route.

Catskill 35 peak profile

(The image at the left is the vertical profile for the round trip hike. Graham has several points where you think you are at the top but aren't!)


Quick Look - Graham and Balsam Lake from Millbrook
Difficulty Round trip Total climb Location Internet Maps
Trail difficultyTrail difficultyTrail difficultyTrail difficulty 10.0 mi. 2670 ft. N42 02.73 W74 53.70 Google Maps


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Balsam Lake can also be hiked with Graham Mountain. This shows the loop from the Millbrook parking area.

link to topo profile

(The image above is the vertical profile for the hike.)


Quick Look - Graham from Beaverkill
Difficulty Round trip Total climb Location Internet Maps
Trail difficultyTrail difficultyTrail difficultyTrail difficulty 7.3 mi. 1733 ft. N42 02.73 W74 53.70 Google Maps


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Catskill 35 peak map

This map shows the out-and-back hike up Graham Mt. from the Balsam Lake parking area.

Catskill 35 peak map

(The image above is the vertical profile for the hike.)


Quick Look - Graham from Millbrook
Difficulty Round trip Total climb Location Internet Maps
Trail difficultyTrail difficultyTrail difficultyTrail difficulty 7.4 mi. 1797 ft. N42 02.73 W74 53.70 Google Maps


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Catskill 35 peak map

This map shows the out-and-back hike up Graham Mt. from the Millbrook parking area.

Catskill 35 peak profile

(The image above is the vertical profile for the hike.)