Explore the most popular walking 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.

Excellent! Not for the timid.

Did this trail in reverse last Sunday by taking the rain rock scrambles of Bonticou Crag first and following the yellow trail to Table Rocks afterwards. Weather was overcast with clouds but the temperature and humidity was perfect for hiking. Watch your footing on the way up of Bonticou, the most technically challenging part is where you need to be able to get good footing wedging yourself up. Very similar to the Lemon Squeeze a few miles away! We took some detours so all in all it was 7 Miles in 3 hours with a 30 minute break.

Fun scramble!

This is one of my favorites in the Hudson Valley. A nice walk and a great rock scramble on massive Boulders leading up a great overlook.

nature trips
19 days ago

Great view! Rock scramble was a lot harder than I thought it would be based on reviews. Really fun though! You can avoid the scramble by taking the other half of the loop up to the summit (not the Crag Trail)

hiking
19 days ago

Fun hike.....tight in places...love the scrambles.

Glorious views from the top of the crag. The rock scramble wasn’t bad except for one place where the rocks are very high; took me awhile to find a foothold/handhold there. The trail up the rock scramble is very well marked.

We parked in a small lot at the end of Pine road. The trail to the pond is an old carriage road and is wheelchair accessible. The trail around the pond is uneven and narrow and would not be accessible to wheelchairs, but will be fine for children and people with minor difficulties walking.

We didn't see any ducks, but we did see a truly massive old snapping turtle rooting around in the lake shallows, as well as a green frog and some birds darting around over the surface of the lake. A number of friendly Mohonk Preserve volunteers were there, walking their dogs or just enjoying the late-afternoon light.

hiking
30 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
1 month 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
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

I’m sure the trails are great, but they stop selling hiking passes at 4:30 p.m.. Very disappointing after a 3.5 hour drive.

hiking
2 months ago

Less hiking more rock scramble at parts but so fun!

rock climbing
2 months ago

A fun rock scramble!

Beautiful views

hiking
3 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.

on The Labyrinth Trail

4 months ago

Great hike

hiking
4 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.

Very fun trail up Skytop Mountain. It begins by snaking between boulders and in and out of caves. Near the end, it goes through a rock formation known as "the crevice." This includes ascending a vertical ladder and squeezing through a crack in the rocks. At the top is a tower, with great, 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside, including the Walkill River Valley and the Catskills. I would not recommend this trail for those with a fear of heights, and I would definitely not recommend it to those with claustrophobia.

4 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.

hiking
4 months ago

Fun trail full of great views and manoeuvring under and over boulders. One of the best parts is the lemon squeeze just before the summit where you hoist yourself up through a narrow opening between two boulder slabs. You get a lot out of the trail considering how short it is in distance, but the entrance fee is definitely overpriced at $26/person.

$21 per person to park!!

hiking
5 months ago

Wasn't going to pay the rediculous parking fee at Mohonk, so my son and I parked at the Trapps lot and took Undercarriage all the way out. Did the Labyrinth and then the Lemon Squeeze. 8 mile round trip.

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.

fishing
6 months ago

I was leery about doing this trail. But I tried it and thoroughly enjoyed climbed over, under, and through rocks, over wooden bridges and climbing wooden ladders , the last one in a crevice before reaching the top by Sky Top tower. In the end I thought, "that wasn't so bad."

hiking
6 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

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