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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.

The scramble on Bonticou Ascent trail is like an adult’s playground. It was more challenging than Breakneck Ridge for me, but the actual scramble was the perfect length—not too short, not too long. Just right. Loved it. And the view is gorgeous when you get to the top. The way down is laughably easy, but a great break for the arms and legs. I can’t wait to do this one again, and hopefully with friends next time. You def want a hiking partner to capture a cool shot when you get to the crag.

hiking
16 days ago

loved this rock scramble. the view and white rock at the top is fantastic. great views.

hiking
19 days ago

I love this trail!!! So much fun! Make sure you have good hiking shoes.

hiking
24 days ago

Loved this trail. My kids were apprehensive once we saw the rock face, but they went for it and ended up loving it.

hiking
26 days ago

Amazing views! I will go it again !

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

incredible rock scramble. amazing views.

This trail has it all! I highly recommend the rock scramble as it affords you a view of the valley that is remarkable. Once you are at the top, you can take a less steep trail down. It's close to New Paltz where you can go after for a post hike meal or shopping.

can't beat the beautiful views and great scramble

very nice prelude to Mohonk

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

Challenging rock scramble with rewarding views of the Catskills and areas southeast including Breakneck & Storm King. One of the best sunset destinations in the area.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike!

p57 ikaou

Excellent! Not for the timid.

Fun scramble!

If you're looking for a comfortable walk with a bit of elevation and lots of little vistas, this trail is for you.

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.

nature trips
2 months ago

Great view! Rock scramble was a lot harder than I thought it would be based on reviews. Really fun though! You can avoid the scramble by taking the other half of the loop up to the summit (not the Crag Trail)

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely not as difficult as I thought it would be!! The rock scramble was a little scary at a few points but totally doable. Really quick hike for some amazing views.

This trail is not dog friendly. Part of it goes through the hotel property, which doesn't allow dogs.

hiking
3 months ago

Favorite hike

Great rock scramble, great views

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.

on Compass Rock

4 months ago

Beautiful views all along the trail with some spectacular panoramas

hiking
4 months ago

Less hiking more rock scramble at parts but so fun!

rock climbing
4 months ago

A fun rock scramble!

on The Labyrinth Trail

5 months ago

Great hike

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