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.
dogs on leash
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.
great day, windy on top but the trails and the views are absolutely beautiful
This is a nice trail offering a few different paths. The rock climb is awesome! Whether you do the rock scramble or walk around the rock views themselves are absolutely amazing! Once you get to the top there are some very nice views. I also liked the trees that were in top of the mountain. reminds me of big overgrown bonsai trees.
$12 per person to park but well worth it for this hike.
After 15-20 min slight uphill walk you get to the real purpose of coming. The rock scramble. At peak time there will be a line of people climbing. Well marked and not very difficult if your in moderate shape. Overweight folks or lack of upper body strength folks may find difficulty in 1 section where you need to wedge between 2 rocks and pull yourself up. Get a friend behind you pushing your butt and you will be fine.
The views at the top are IMO the best in the area. Large birds circling around.
Bring a snack or pack lunch and enjoy at the top.
Easy, nicely (non scramble) marked trail which loops around and back the way you came. 3hr (including lunch) car to car.
HIGHLY Recommended hike!!!
We did this hike early this morning after it had snowed the previous night , only a couple inches but it made this hike extremely difficult . We parked on the farm road and from there getting to the crag itself it's fairly easy and well marked, the rock scramble itself was very cool, incredibly tough in snowy/wet conditions but very doable on a nice dry day i would imagine. The veiw of the Catskills was incredible even on a moderately cloudy day. What I loved so much about this hike was you got veiws in every direction from the top. From there we took the yellow trail to the blue trail which eventually connected to the table rocks trail and then back to the parking lot with a little back tracking . Everything was very well marked
This is a great hike with varying terrain and great views. You can do the short version or add on miles. I added and went to Table Rocks but didn't have enough time to fully explore. Well worth going back.
I love this hike. Such a pretty view of the valley and just the right amount exertion to make you really appreciate it. It feels good!
The scramble was great delicious taste!
Front of that rock,you can feel exactly "really "
One of my all time favorites for a quick day hike. Fun rock scramble and some caving too.
Fun climb with some great views. Can't give a hike 5 stars that you have to pay for. Nature is free! Stop charging.