Bonticou Crag Trail

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Bonticou Crag Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near High Falls, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

scramble

Travel from open fields through the woods and hike to the top of a prominent, stark-white crag overlooking the valley. (Optional, challenging rock scramble up.) Note that there is a small fee, per person, as this is on the Mohonk Preserve.

hiking
3 days 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
10 days 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
11 days ago

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

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14 days 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

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23 days 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

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1 month ago

Great steep day hike!!