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Mohonk Preserve

3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
+1 845-255-0919
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A well-maintained, well-marked, stunning place to spend the day (or days). The wide carriage trails... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New York
Good area for outdoor activities

I was on a short trip here (Mohonk Mountain House) and I used the opportunity to run/hike and bike... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Iustin P
Zurich, Switzerland
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“rock climbing” (27 reviews)
“lemon squeeze” (20 reviews)
“split rock” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
+1 845-255-0919
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A well-maintained, well-marked, stunning place to spend the day (or days). The wide carriage trails allow you to comfortably cover many miles (especially if you are on a bike) and the vistas are well worth the trip to the top.

Thank mugsy74
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was on a short trip here (Mohonk Mountain House) and I used the opportunity to run/hike and bike in the forest here. Very nice, and lots of photo opportunities. Recommended!

Thank Iustin P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the Mohonk Preserve on Friday May 19th. It's a beautiful wooden structure that suits their desire to preserve the beauty of the park. Inside, there is a cool video you can watch about the sprawling park and it's wildlife. They gave a large,...More

Thank MdKal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove about 2 hr's to Mohank Preserve Visitor Center and there is $15 fee per person to hike the trails. Hiking from Mohank Visitor center to Mohank lake & Mohank house (via Under Cliff and Old Minnewaska rd) took about 1 hr 30 min...More

1  Thank Varun P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place for cross country skiing and mountain biking on the carriage paths. I only wish the carriage paths weren't so heavily graveled and they keep widening them which seems unnecessary. Absolutely beautiful scenery almost any time of year.

Thank Janelle3568
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a thrilling hike along Undercliff and up to Skytop for the first time this spring. Always look forward to when the trails open up for the season and I can get up to the tower. Will be back many times this year!

1  Thank zachzimmerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with a few friends this weekend. The hike to the labyrinth is not challenging. The labyrinth and lemon squeeze was very difficult for my friend. I didn't think it was too bad. Wear shoes with decent traction and watch your footing. The...More

Thank hmhmec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here once before and knew I needed to come back. It's so incredible to have a place like this not too far from a metropolitan area. I highly recommend the lemon squeeze for anyone interested in rock scrambling. It's one of the best...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My kids and I drove an hour and 30 minutes to mohonk mountain and let me tell you, it was so worth it. At the top of the mountain you supposedly see 5 states!! The view is so beautiful and I definitely recommend it for...More

5  Thank Athina L
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Huge Preserve, home to the Mohonk Mountain house, with lots of great hiking trails. Do the hike on it's own (paid), or come to the Mountain house for a spa service and use the hiking trails prior!

Thank TravelNat8
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Marcia O
We would like to know if there are any easy trails for older visitors with limited walking ability. Thanks!
20 February 2017|
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Response from MohonkPreserve | Property representative |
Hi Marcia - Yes, we have a paved, handicap-accessible sensory trail behind our Visitor Center and several of our carriage roads have level sections.Our Visitor Center attendant can provide additional recommendations for your... More
how tight is the lemon squeeze at the top of the crevice?
15 November 2016|
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Response from Bertsy K | Reviewed this property |
It is fairly tight--but it's not so much a matter of fitting as it is maneuvering out. if you're hesitant have a companion go first to give you a hand.
Jing H
how long does take to hike to the top?
5 November 2016|
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Response from kars10 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the trail, and what you consider "the top". I would allow 3 hours for the whole hike, but we've spent the whole day there as well.