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Ashoken High Point
Highest point
Elevation 3,081 ft (939 m) NAVD 88
Location Olive, Ulster County, New York, U.S.
Parent range Catskill Mountains
Topo map USGS West Shokan

Ashokan High Point is a 3,061 feet (933 m) summit in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The Kanape Brook Trail that leads up to it was formerly used as a wagon track between Samsonville and Watson Hollow in the days of the Catskills tanneries. High Point is the loftiest part of a massif that includes the adjacent Mombaccus Mountain, Little Rocky and South Mountain. It was also known as "Samson" (after the Catskill tannery owner for whom Samsonville was named), and is so identified on a 1942 United States Coast and Geodetic Survey benchmark at the summit. Nowadays, Samson Mountain is the name given to a nearby peak above the upper reaches of Rondout Creek.

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