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Best trails in New Paltz

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Looking for a great trail near New Paltz, New York? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Minnewaska State Park Preserve or Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mount Beacon Park or Indian Head Wilderness. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in New Paltz ranging from 1.4 to 14.4 miles and from 180 to 1,548 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in New Paltz
Top trails (19)
#1 - Sky Top Trail
Mohonk Preserve
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 46 m
Hiking Pass Fee (does not include lake access or access to the inside of the house): $21 Monday-Friday $26 weekends/holidays Snow shoes or cross country skis required in winter. Show more
#2 - Eagle Cliff and Mohonk Lake Trail
Mohonk Preserve
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
There is a $22 fee to park on the Mohonk Mountain House grounds, or a $12 fee to park at Mohonk Preserve's West Trapps.Show more
#3 - Lemon Squeeze And Eagle Cliff
Mohonk Preserve
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 12 m
Lemon Squeeze And Eagle Cliff is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Paltz, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking andShow more
#4 - Wallkill Valley Rail Trail: New Paltz to Rosendale
New Paltz, New York
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 5 h 57 m
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail: New Paltz to Rosendale is a 14.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near New Paltz, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The traShow more
#5 - River to Ridge Trail
New Paltz, New York
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
The River-to-Ridge (R2R) Trail starts on the banks of the Wallkill River and winds westward to the foothills of the Shawangunk Ridge in the Mohonk Preserve. The route is laid out as a couple of loops Show more
#6 - The Labrynth and Skytop Road Loop
Mohonk Preserve
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
There is a $20 fee to park on the Mohonk Mountain House grounds, or a $12 fee to park at Mohonk Preserve's West Trapps. NOTE: Dogs are NOT allowed on the grounds of the Mohonk Mountain House, on PresShow more
#7 - Overcliff Carriage Road to Old Minnewaska Trail to Shongum Path Loop
Mohonk Preserve
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
This route initially climbs to near the top of the Trapps (steep cliffs). which you parallel on the Overcliff Carriage Road, along which there are views of cliffs and also the Catskill Mountains. YouShow more
#8 - Table Rocks Trail
Mohonk Preserve
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Table Rocks Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Paltz, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#9 - Wallkill Valley Rail Trail: New Paltz to Denniston Road
New Paltz, New York
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail: New Paltz to Denniston Road is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near New Paltz, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good forShow more
#10 - Duck Pond via Glory Hill Trail
Mohonk Preserve
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Duck Pond via Glory Hill Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Paltz, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
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