Explore the most popular trails near Lake Minnewaska with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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4 months ago

Took the Coxing Trail up to Mel Brooks Mountain, this wasn't all too difficult, mostly a flat walk through the woods. Then off to Gertrude's Nose, this trail was completely snow ridden and involved quite a bit of scrambling. My party returned using the Mel Brooks Ridge trail. The trail was very, very difficult, involved much more scrambling, sliding down ice, albeit, the entire trail was ice and snow. Looking over the towns below at night, beautiful! The plethora of stars on the opposite side, breathtaking! It was fab.

I have been on Millbrook Ridge a few times. The last time i was with a Group and did the whole thing to Millbrook Carriageway and the peak of Millbrook Mountain. Great views, possible sightings of peregrine falcons, and if you are here in the right season you may see beautiful mountain laurel in bloom. Last I was there to see beautiful fall foliage.

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked from West Trapps parking lot. Very interesting trail. Some parts are very challenging, especially for older folks. Beautiful views from the ridge after the for burns off. The return via the Coxing Trail is basically just a walk in the woods. The last part on the carriage road is boring. No carriages came along... Very lightly trafficked. We saw only 8 other people the entire hike.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Not a crowded trail at all. Half the trail is through the woods walking through / around / on huge boulders and other half is a carriage trail. Has a great view of the valley. Plenty of shade and many great spots to rest/ eat and take in the view. Some light rock scrambling which makes it fun as well.
Does cost $15 per person if you park at west trapps or mohonk visitors center. Might be worth buying a season pass if you plan to return.

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

Great trail !

Monday, June 26, 2017

Fantastic trail. Loved it.

Lovely view in September!

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Great trail! For a good part of the trail you are walking along cliff-edge, which is always fun. I had been to Millbrook Mtn. before, but never took this route. I definitely enjoyed it, not strenuous, but still great exercise. More uphill than Gertrude's Nose from Lake Minnewaska, in my opinion. Way less traveled than neighboring trails that lead to Millbrook Mtn., so if you prefer a quiet hike, this would be the answer. Only down side is you have to park at Mohonk Preserve, which costs a whopping $20 per hiker, as opposed to Lake Minnewaska parking which is somewhere around $11 per vehicle. I would consider getting the Mohonk Preserve annual pass ($55) if you plan on being in the area often, or camping. Might end up making more sense than just purchasing a day pass.

walking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

Beautiful views!

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10 months ago

on Millbrook Ridge Trail

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