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Moneyhole Mountain is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Garrison, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 564 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

River

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This is nice "walk in the woods", i.e., no spectacular scenery, but a relatively easy walk, passing a small lake (Catfish Pond) before making the climb up to the (relatively flat) top of Moneyhole Mountain. There is no parking on South Highland Road (which is only slightly more than one lane wide) right at the trailhead, but there are a couple of one-car pullouts just to the east, with a pullout for 7-8 cars 0.2 miles to the east. Start on Moneyhole Mountain Access Trail (green), which starts out flat and then makes a mild ascent. At 0.4 miles, bear to the left onto the Moneyhole Mountain Trail (yellow), which has some ups and downs (and some "tunnel-like" sections because of encroaching mountain laurel bushes). At 1.1 miles, you'll see Catfish Pond off to your left (at least in leaf-down conditions). Shortly thereafter, the trail starts a moderate climb to the top of the mountain, although you'll probably only know you've "arrived" if you're looking at your map, which has a summit marker there, since, even in leaf-down times, there's only a quite occluded view of the surrounding terrain. Take a break and then retrace your steps. (The trail actually continues to the north from the summit for another 0.4 miles, ending at Indian Brook Road.)

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Stacy Shanahan
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David Lawter
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Hiking

Nice simple quiet trail.

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Amanda Z.
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HikingOver grown

A nice hike through the woods, especially in the fall, but that’s all it is- don’t expect to see a view. Easy-moderate with a small amount of inclines. Trail is overgrown in some areas. Parking is limited.

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Brian Jones
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HikingBugs

Nice trail, very easy. Very buggy.

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Benedikt Kellner
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Hiking

There were several large trees down on the actual Moneyhole Mountain Trail, although it was not terribly difficult to get past them.

Susan Plog
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Hiking

Nice breezy hike on the ridge but without features and frequently rock strewn rain gullies wet and dry. Ankle twister not my favorite spending miles looking where I’m stepping...

Robert Polastre
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Dawn Weinstein
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Robert Polastre
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Karlyn Benson
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Katryna Kristoferson
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A.J. H.
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Hannah Weiss
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Charles DiMino
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Hike With K.
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Evan Solana-Cardona
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Hike With K.
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James Fleur
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Tim Jackson
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MaryJane Brindisi
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Alexandra Rupp
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Hike With K.
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Daniel LiCalzi
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Robert Polastre
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Hike With K.
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Camila Valeria Montalvo Merino
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Jim Brinkley
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Lucky and Coal
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Michael Viggiano
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Joshua McGreevy
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