Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Beautiful views

hiking
2 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.

2 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!!

This is a nice trail with great views all around

walking
4 months ago

Very easy way to get around Mohonk.

hiking
5 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.

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

6 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.

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.

9 months ago

I absolutely loved it. You Park at the gate house and walk in. Adds about 4 miles to the hike (there and back) but it felt great. Mohonk is beautifully kept. Not strenuous at all, a couple inclines nothing bad. I went nice and early today and I had the hike to myself! It is $21.00 per person but if you have Mohonk Preserve membership it is $10.00

9 months ago

52 $ for parking and 2 people for 40 minutes walk. seriously?

hiking
9 months ago

Thought this would be a shorter hike bringing my 6 yr old. Ended up being 6 miles round trip from parking. Very pretty up top though.

Beautiful and scenic hike during the fall months. A must !!

10 months ago

Some trials are a little difficult for a short while. I start hiking from the bottom entrance for a better workout. Most people travel from the resort but plenty of trails are around if you look.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail even in the rain. If this is your first time, this is a good trail to practice with

walking
11 months ago

The actual trail is a flat wide carriage road with a few views. I changed trails to Old Minnewaska Trail to Enderly's Path then to Trapps Hamlet Path to change it up.

hiking
11 months ago

Moderate trail. Easy on the way out but moderate on the way back. A few steep and long inclines. Nice trail in woods and through fields​.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Great hike
Went with my kids 13 year old and my 1-1/2 year old in his carrier. We started from the visitors center did an 8 mile loop. Beautiful spring weather.

Absolutely beautiful enjoyed seeing people climbing the rocks nice to take a bike ride sow people with their dogs

hiking
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Very easy trail. I ended up going on the weekend and it was ~$30/person to go hike! But it was worth it since I rarely go up to these parts. There are a couple trails in this area, so it's hard to tell where you are some times. But all trials either lead to the top where that tower is or the bottom, where the lake is. Basically the short cuts are difficult, and straight up the mountain, but you can take the easy long way. You could probably take a motorized wheelchair up those easy paths if it had some tread. I would only go here if you had family from out of town. There are bathrooms, and a hotel and benches, so everyone can participate. If it were just me on a regular weekend, I wouldn't spend that kind of money.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

my favorite place because of the rock climbing through the labyrinth. views of the mountain house are spectacular. huge boulders and cliffs are white and great for climbing
I will be back next year

rock climbing
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Very nice for a walk and amazing rock climbs!

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Whether hiking in from the Mohonk Preserve, the MUA, or Mountain House Grounds this is an exciting, challenging, and beautiful hike. The first time I ever completed it was my first weekend of college at SUNY NP back in the fall of 2006 and I'll never get sick of going back.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Hiked to Mohonk Tower. Beautiful views. Upload pictures not working.

A great easy hike! We took about 3 hours doing the entire loop- took a lot of time on Undercliff taking pics. Our dogs also loved the hike (which is actually a flat walk.) We saw a couple families so kids can definitely handle the hike, although the entire 5 mile loop might be a bit long- we were pretty worn out by the end! It cost $12 per person to go in btw.

Really nice trail!!

walking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Very easy, leisurely stroll suitable for all levels. Amazing views in all directions, including the skytop cliff, (which, if you get a chance, definitely go check out!!), the Catskills and the Gunks, as well as hints at the ADKs in the background. Views of the old hotel are also stellar. Mohonk is truly a hiker/climber's paradise.

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Absolutely beautiful, and fun ride! It was fun watching people rock climb. Also it is a nice ride if it's super hot and sunny since its shaded for the most part. Everyone we ran into, whether hiking, climbing, biking etc seemed to be enjoying themselves.

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