Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Mohonk Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
4 days ago

Definitely not as difficult as I thought it would be!! The rock scramble was a little scary at a few points but totally doable. Really quick hike for some amazing views.

hiking
10 days ago

Favorite hike

Great rock scramble, great views

Great loop woods hike carriage roads rock scramble and awesome views what’s not to like about that

hiking
26 days ago

Really nice hike, beautiful day. Lots of little trails. You can just wander around and explore. We went up to the tower. It was quite windy at the tower. We had a free pass otherwise its $21 per person.

Great to see the bald eagle soaring above the lake.

rock climbing
1 month ago

A fun rock scramble!

Beautiful views

hiking
2 months ago

Took the Coxing Trail up to Mel Brooks Mountain, this wasn't all too difficult, mostly a flat walk through the woods. Then off to Gertrude's Nose, this trail was completely snow ridden and involved quite a bit of scrambling. My party returned using the Mel Brooks Ridge trail. The trail was very, very difficult, involved much more scrambling, sliding down ice, albeit, the entire trail was ice and snow. Looking over the towns below at night, beautiful! The plethora of stars on the opposite side, breathtaking! It was fab.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike to the top of Skytop Mountain. The ascent is steady, but moderate, and it provides great views of Mohonk Lake and Mohonk Mountain House from the beginning. There are several gazebos on the way up, which provide nice resting spots to catch your breath and enjoy the view. At the top, there is a stone tower that provides excellent views of the surrounding countryside, including the Walkill River Valley and the Catskills. There are several cliffs very near the trail, so I would not recommend this trail to people with a fear of heights.

3 months ago

Just a warning, if you aren’t staying at the hotel, the hike is a little longer. They have you starting at the entrance to the preserve. But it’s worth it for the scenery and awesome views.

$21 per person to park!!

I have been on Millbrook Ridge a few times. The last time i was with a Group and did the whole thing to Millbrook Carriageway and the peak of Millbrook Mountain. Great views, possible sightings of peregrine falcons, and if you are here in the right season you may see beautiful mountain laurel in bloom. Last I was there to see beautiful fall foliage.

hiking
5 months ago

Really nice trail for a short hike! If you have an hour or two I'd highly recommend you check it out. The scramble is challenging in parts, but definitely doable for anybody in decent physical shape, as long as you don't mind heights. Would probably be difficult for a dog, and may also be hard for a child - being tall definitely helps on this one! The rock scramble makes up a small portion of the hike, and the rest is a walk along carriage roads and footpaths. I went with a friend and we bought food with us to eat at the crag - it's a great picnic spot and on a clear day you get phenomenal views.

This is a nice trail with great views all around

walking
6 months ago

Very easy way to get around Mohonk.

hiking
6 months ago

We had a lot of fun. It’s not very challenging, really. We saw a dog go up. There were seven-year-olds climbing too. You don’t have to be in incredible shape. What makes it challenging is simply being on the outer edge of a fairly vertical scramble. But you’re never so far out that you could fall and really hurt yourself. If you don’t like that sort of thing, just don’t look down.

The views from the top are really quite beautiful. And the walk back on the remainder of the loop is pretty quiet as most people don’t seem to be going that way. There is still a decent amount of color on this first November weekend.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail with a nice mix of hiking and scramble.. there are several trails to choose from as well as the actual scramble.

The scramble can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you’re not fit enough to push and pull yourself up. I wasn’t sure in reading some reviews that I’d be able to do this but I’m glad I went.

The views at the top are magnificent and totally worth going either on a trail or a scramble. I highly recommend it.

hiking
6 months ago

Not difficult, and beautiful views. We got there around 12 and lucked out with parking. There are restrooms in the parking lot, and the parking lot accepts credit cards ($15 per hiker). The trail is really a wide carriage road, so is very easy to walk. Many trail runners and bikers along the way.
If you're up for adding on about 2 extra miles, take the Old Minewaska Road to see Mohonk Lake. This part is hilly and somewhat steep, but nothing too difficult.

awesome hike to the Crag. I strongly suggest doing the rock scramble it looks nerve wrecking but its awesome.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike, the rock scramble at the start is fast and furious but otherwise not difficult. Excellent views and nice spots for some snack breaks.

hiking
7 months ago

Fun rock scramble to a great view. Was ambitious and thought I could bring my dog up... definitely not recommended. Turned back after about 30 seconds.

hiking
7 months ago

More bruises under my belt. My short stack legs struggle. Small panic attack, but oh the views! Love the crag.

hiking
7 months ago

one of my favorite trails to hike! not too extensive of an actual hike, but scenic and peaceful. The rock scramble to the top is definitely a plus. once you get to the top it's amazing, awesome view

Nice trail you can pick up the pace on if you choose... marked well... super view from the rocks

hiking
7 months ago

-Took us an hour and half to finish the hike with a 15 min break at top
-Went on Sunday and there was a $15 pp fee
-Fairly easy until you get to the part where you have to climb to top.. which is prob a 15 min climb so its not bad. When i went, there was a family with 2 very young kids and they were able to make it so def not hard but you should take your time and be careful.
-I thought this was a fun hike but $15 pp is a bit overprice.. maybe $15 per car? But if you want to make your trip more worth, i would recommending doing 2 hikes.
- You can hike to lemon squeeze from the parking lot and the person in the booth was very informational in showing us the trail

8 months ago

Why don't you let people know it's 21$ per person, and a 1,5mile walk to the start? I wanted to take my grandmother there and we were excited.

Hiked from West Trapps parking lot. Very interesting trail. Some parts are very challenging, especially for older folks. Beautiful views from the ridge after the for burns off. The return via the Coxing Trail is basically just a walk in the woods. The last part on the carriage road is boring. No carriages came along... Very lightly trafficked. We saw only 8 other people the entire hike.

I went up the opposite direction and it wasn't too bad of a climb. The overcliff trail was mostly human made paths but the rest of it was though. I did this in about 2hrs and 30 minutes.

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