Old Minnewaska and Overcliff Carriage Road

EASY 23 reviews
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Old Minnewaska and Overcliff Carriage Road is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Paltz, New York that features a great forest setting 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.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
636 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

A short, easy walk takes visitors to the beginning of trails you can take that will lead you along the rock climbing cliffs along Undercliff Carriage Road or up to summit views from Preserve lands or onto the neighboring lands of Minnewaska State Park Preserve or the Mohonk Mountain House.

1 hour ago

saw a bear

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1 month ago

I went up the opposite direction and it wasn't too bad of a climb. The overcliff trail was mostly human made paths but the rest of it was though. I did this in about 2hrs and 30 minutes.

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5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Absolutely beautiful enjoyed seeing people climbing the rocks nice to take a bike ride sow people with their dogs

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rock climbing
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Very nice for a walk and amazing rock climbs!

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

A great easy hike! We took about 3 hours doing the entire loop- took a lot of time on Undercliff taking pics. Our dogs also loved the hike (which is actually a flat walk.) We saw a couple families so kids can definitely handle the hike, although the entire 5 mile loop might be a bit long- we were pretty worn out by the end! It cost $12 per person to go in btw.

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

Really nice trail!!

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Absolutely beautiful, and fun ride! It was fun watching people rock climb. Also it is a nice ride if it's super hot and sunny since its shaded for the most part. Everyone we ran into, whether hiking, climbing, biking etc seemed to be enjoying themselves.