Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Sweeping views. Easy trail for all ages and dogs. Spot a porcupine in a tree or a hawk hunting below as you perch on a sunny cliff made of the iconic and bright Shawangunk conglomerate minerals. Year-round enjoyment, in my experience.

hiking
20 days ago

Love this area. In the summer, they have stunning flowers, wonderful views, interesting hikes and climbs. Nothing too hard, but a lovely local outing.

Nothing short of beautiful! I have done tons of hiking this year especially and this overview was amazing! We were standing above the clouds looking out at snow-capped mountains while standing on the edge of a rock we just scrambled up! This time of year (11-25-18) the scramble had lots of ice and snow but that wasn’t going to stop me! For anyone scared of the climbing or nervous to due conditions just keep following the cliff face until you get to the easier assent! Either way enjoy the views!

hiking
2 months ago

Such an awesome experience! The rock scramble was intimidating at first, but the view is worth it all!

hiking
2 months ago

we wanted a short hike and I thought this would be perfect as it is lightly trafficked - unfortunately for us we paid $30 to have lots of familes in front of us and behind us wanting to do this hike. this is definitely a moderately to heavily trafficked hike. we ended up not scrambling up the rock face because of how many kids were already working doing so and it seemed like it would be a very slow process as a result. we met a bunch of hikers who were coming down and who mentioned how busy it was on the ledge. not for us.

Incredibly fun and challenging hike! Just be cautious going down as it gets a little confusing which trail leads back to the trailhead.1

Great for an easy walk to a beautiful spot

First time hiking and first time hiking on the Bonticou Crag Trail. I climbed the Crag! It was slightly intimidating at first however it was challenging and an absolute blast! The view at the top is breathtaking! I will definitely do this one again.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail overall is awesome. But it has a $15 per person fee which is very high in my opinion.

Absolutely loved this hike, the views are beautiful. I'm not very active unfortunately, and I definitely pushed myself a bit, but I did the hike in 2 1/2 hours. I highly recommend giving it a try !!

Amazing trail and views. Challenging climb but worth the effort.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome trails, gorgeous views! The rock scramble is hard but worth the effort!

Pretty view. Not a very difficult jaunt for more experienced hikers

rock climbing
4 months ago

Great scramble. Amazing views from the top.

4 months ago

Nice easy peaceful walk but there is way better here

Absolutely beautiful and definitely on the harder side which was fun!...

hiking
4 months ago

Spectacular hike. Perfect length and difficulty for our family. The kids loved the rock scrambling portion of the hike. It was challenging but totally doable for the 11 and 8yos. And me!

Amazing view and some area hard to cross, but we did this trail with our kids so proud of them

The scramble on Bonticou Ascent trail is like an adult’s playground. It was more challenging than Breakneck Ridge for me, but the actual scramble was the perfect length—not too short, not too long. Just right. Loved it. And the view is gorgeous when you get to the top. The way down is laughably easy, but a great break for the arms and legs. I can’t wait to do this one again, and hopefully with friends next time. You def want a hiking partner to capture a cool shot when you get to the crag.

hiking
5 months ago

loved this rock scramble. the view and white rock at the top is fantastic. great views.

hiking
5 months ago

I love this trail!!! So much fun! Make sure you have good hiking shoes.

hiking
6 months ago

Loved this trail. My kids were apprehensive once we saw the rock face, but they went for it and ended up loving it.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing views! I will go it again !

This trail has it all! I highly recommend the rock scramble as it affords you a view of the valley that is remarkable. Once you are at the top, you can take a less steep trail down. It's close to New Paltz where you can go after for a post hike meal or shopping.

very nice prelude to Mohonk

hiking
6 months ago

Challenging rock scramble with rewarding views of the Catskills and areas southeast including Breakneck & Storm King. One of the best sunset destinations in the area.

Great hike! The trip out on Overlook carriage road is easily managed and wide. Good views along the way. The Old Minnewaska trail is smaller foot path, beautiful forest scenery. Our mistake not needing the signs: took a stroller on Old Minnewaska, don't do that... The signs were not kidding: foot path only. Beautiful hike and kid friendly but wear long pants, can be slightly overgrown. Last leg 0.5 mi on red trail Shongum can be moderately difficult, with some scrambling over rocks, walking on planks over muddy areas. If that happens and some of your party doesn't want to continue that last 0.5 mi, you can send someone back to the parking lot at West Trapps and drive to Coxing to pick everyone else up

p57 ikaou

Fun scramble!

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