Eagle Cliff and Mohonk Lake Trail

EASY 37 reviews
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Eagle Cliff and Mohonk Lake Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near New Paltz, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
777 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

There is a $20 fee to park on the Mohonk Mountain House grounds, or a $12 fee to park at Mohonk Preserve's West Trapps.

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hiking
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hiking
7 months ago

Very easy trail. I ended up going on the weekend and it was ~$30/person to go hike! But it was worth it since I rarely go up to these parts. There are a couple trails in this area, so it's hard to tell where you are some times. But all trials either lead to the top where that tower is or the bottom, where the lake is. Basically the short cuts are difficult, and straight up the mountain, but you can take the easy long way. You could probably take a motorized wheelchair up those easy paths if it had some tread. I would only go here if you had family from out of town. There are bathrooms, and a hotel and benches, so everyone can participate. If it were just me on a regular weekend, I wouldn't spend that kind of money.

8 months ago

walking
9 months ago

Very easy, leisurely stroll suitable for all levels. Amazing views in all directions, including the skytop cliff, (which, if you get a chance, definitely go check out!!), the Catskills and the Gunks, as well as hints at the ADKs in the background. Views of the old hotel are also stellar. Mohonk is truly a hiker/climber's paradise.

rock climbing
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

love the lemon squeeze up the summit! Fun rock scramble.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

It's the best if you do the squeeze lemon hike expensive but totally worth it!!

11 months ago

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Beautiful views and a tad bit more difficult than expected. But worth it!

hiking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Friday, November 20, 2015

If you don't want to pay $20 plus to park on Mohonk Mountain House grounds, there is a cheaper alternative. Pay $12 at Mohonk Preserve's West Trapps parking lot on 44/55. Then pedal down the Overcliff Carriageway. At the end turn right and go a short distance hip Laurel Road and then climb upGiant's Path. At the top turn right and go up Humpty Dumpty Road and turn left on Woodland road and then climb up Eagle Cliff Ascent. These two rock climbs plus they great views of Skytop Tower and Mohonk Lake and the mountain house made it well worth it.

hiking
Friday, September 18, 2015

Beautiful views and a very easy trail.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015