Bonticou Crag and Table Rocks Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shandaken, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
941 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
1 month ago

Loved the hike. Great views on both sides of the cliffs (High Falls on one side and New Paltz on the other)- went out to Table Rock first and then did the Bonticou descent (we went down instead of up the scramble.)
The descent was exhilarating- but it is not for the faint of heart. I suspect the ascent would be a bit easier.
Walking the trails by Table rock was beautiful- but need to take care as some of the trails are next to the cliff edge

hiking
1 month ago

Great great hike. The rock scramble up to Bonticou Crag is fun and challenging - only really tough in one or two spots. But it's short and the views from the top are great. There are also some nice views along the Northeast Trail and Table Rocks is a great place to chill out and have lunch before heading back. Not a ton of elevation gain, but a rewarding hike nonetheless. We took the Farm Road back to the parking area through some nice wildflower meadows and then finished with the Million Dollar View.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail and superb landscapes! It’s a great, 3-hour hike (more or less with a few stops) with a variety of terrains and beautiful points of views. Keep you eyes open and beware of snakes, we met a timber rattlesnake right on the trail (first part of the trail going to table rocks). Highly recommended!

2 months ago

Beautiful views. Beautiful rocks and one amazing lemon squeeze that I barely made but did it!

hiking
3 months ago

I love a rock scramble and this one has a pretty good one!
Great views of the Catskills!

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

Great loop woods hike carriage roads rock scramble and awesome views what’s not to like about that

Friday, August 25, 2017

Not too strenuous, but amazing views. Not quite as good as the lemon squeezer, but fantastic nonetheless

Friday, August 25, 2017

Not too strenuous, but amazing views. Not quite as good as the lemon squeezer, but fantastic nonetheless

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Very nice trail but it is not near Shandaken New York

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