The Labyrinth Trail

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The Labyrinth Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near High Falls, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
291 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Entrance fee of $26 per person

7 days ago

Wonderfully fun climb in the gunks. Lots of rocks/boulders to traverse. The rock scrabble was fun but a bit challenging only because we got caught in a rain storm so it made the rocks slippery. There is one part that is very narrow and even with a tall slender frame it was a tight fit.
The hike started right at the mohonk mountain house. Since we were only going for the day hike (as opposed to staying at the house) they make u park about 1.5 miles away from the house. It’s also $26 pp which seems ridiculous to me. There are explicit instructions for day hikers that u aren’t allowed to even enter the mountain house. Overall though it was worth it.

A total blast. Makes me want to learn whatever kind of climbing this is (bouldering?). And the views!!!

1 month ago

incredible rock scramble. amazing views.

1 month ago

can't beat the beautiful views and great scramble

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike on a Saturday in June in the summer. It was super crowded which was annoying. The lemon squeeze part was a long line which seems to be the norm but it was frustrating and made me feel a bit nervous and rushed.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike!

2 months ago

Excellent! Not for the timid.

hiking
2 months ago

This is one of my favorites in the Hudson Valley. A nice walk and a great rock scramble on massive Boulders leading up a great overlook.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike.....tight in places...love the scrambles.

hiking
3 months ago

I’m sure the trails are great, but they stop selling hiking passes at 4:30 p.m.. Very disappointing after a 3.5 hour drive.

hiking
4 months ago

Less hiking more rock scramble at parts but so fun!

6 months ago

Great hike

6 months ago

Very fun trail up Skytop Mountain. It begins by snaking between boulders and in and out of caves. Near the end, it goes through a rock formation known as "the crevice." This includes ascending a vertical ladder and squeezing through a crack in the rocks. At the top is a tower, with great, 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside, including the Walkill River Valley and the Catskills. I would not recommend this trail for those with a fear of heights, and I would definitely not recommend it to those with claustrophobia.

hiking
6 months ago

Fun trail full of great views and manoeuvring under and over boulders. One of the best parts is the lemon squeeze just before the summit where you hoist yourself up through a narrow opening between two boulder slabs. You get a lot out of the trail considering how short it is in distance, but the entrance fee is definitely overpriced at $26/person.

hiking
7 months ago

Wasn't going to pay the rediculous parking fee at Mohonk, so my son and I parked at the Trapps lot and took Undercarriage all the way out. Did the Labyrinth and then the Lemon Squeeze. 8 mile round trip.

fishing
8 months ago

I was leery about doing this trail. But I tried it and thoroughly enjoyed climbed over, under, and through rocks, over wooden bridges and climbing wooden ladders , the last one in a crevice before reaching the top by Sky Top tower. In the end I thought, "that wasn't so bad."

hiking
8 months ago

Too short!! this was an amazing trail, it is true if you are afraid of heights better not to do it, but it is totally rewarding. The view is spectacular and the way back to the parking lot easy and relaxing. Take water, you'll drink it. A small backpack to be agile is better. Children did this, so don't be (too much) scared.

hiking
9 months ago

The labyrinth trail is a must! Just make sure your hands are free at all times. I had my tripod with me and had to get back to put it away when I realized the narrow path created by the rocks. Keep a light backpack also. When ascending the crevice I got stuck and had to take it away (in risky circumstances) to push it forward so that I could continue climbing. And do the Crevice! Totally worth it!

hiking
9 months ago

From the Mohonk Visitor Center along the lower trail and back along the upper Trail, there were some other hikers at peak color season, but it was not overrun.
The Labyrinth Trail itself was another matter. Certainly a blast to scramble over everything. The downer on a Saturday in October is that is was so busy and there were so many families with children as young as 5, that there were often very long waits as People coaxed and cajoled their children through tight spaces and scary spots.

9 months ago

So fun... amazing views... really cool scrambling trail... super tight in spots ... a mental challenge as much as it was a physical one... highly recommended for avid hikers in the area... something a bit different to spice it up

10 months ago

REALLY COOL. Very different than your typical loop or out and back in the Hudson area. Very touristy though so start super early. Loved this one. It's a a lot of work though so be warned it will take some effort to get to the top. Nice view though.

hiking
10 months ago

Scrambling

hiking
10 months ago

Absolutely loved this trail!!! Can’t wait to go back again

10 months ago

A great challenge.

11 months ago

A must to do

hiking
11 months ago

awesome trail! lots of fun & very challenging! if you’re claustrophobic or afraid of heights it might not be for you, but there’s lots of exit paths throughout so you can always bail if you get too nervous. the payoff at the top is absolutely worth it though!

11 months ago

Not for the weary at heart and those scared of heights like myself. Thankfully, I was able to conquer my fears which brought great reward.

11 months ago

Entered by the mountain house (near where people rock climb) and combined it with the giants workshop for a like 8ish mile trail with a smaller entrance fee. The labyrinth is incredibly unique and should be on everyone's bucket list. Unquestionably my favorite hike in the area

11 months ago

Friday, August 04, 2017

Awesome scramble! One of the most fun trails I've ever done. However, I thought that 45 minute sign at the beginning was to scare the "out of shape" folk away. It wasn't, it took all of 45 minutes. Many tight spots and over and unders. If you're afraid of heights or claustrophobic DO NOT ATTEMPT. Views can be beat once you reach the top.

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