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Mohonk Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in New York. The Preserve protects 8,000 acres of the Shawangunk Ridge and inspires people to care for, enjoy, and explore the natural world. Preserve lands are open sunrise to sunset every day...more
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3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
+1 845-255-0919
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 August 2008

Mohonk Mountain House may be too expensive to stay at ($600 per night for two), however you can still hike its grounds. We drove to the "day hike" area, parked and paid our fee (I think about $40 for the family). We had an option...More

9  Thank Central_MA_Traveller
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 July 2012

Just came back from hiking in the Mohonk Preserve. I did the rock scramble up to Bonticou Crag and hiked down the other side via the Northeast trail. Yes, the view at the top is awesome. The scramble is doable, but not easy by any...More

6  Thank cwaNy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very friendly people/staff and an outstanding Rnager staff to help guide you. Do stop in the Visitor Center to see the topographic map to see the cliffs, it really gives one a better idea of the landscape.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you plan on hiking in the preserve to the Mohonk Mountain House, be ware it’s a total of 8-9 miles hike back and forth. The Mountain House also does not welcome hikers who are not registered guests. The hotel staff will make sure you...More

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The paths are calming and sweet. Would recommend if in the area. A little pricey and can be strenuous on the feet.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was all ready at least four times in the past two years at mohonk preserve and I can tell you that I am thinking to go more it's so gorgeous the rocks the hiking and most of all is the sun set

1  Thank marty344
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can imagine what the park is like. I'm sure its beautiful. Drove almost four hours, got there around 10:30 AM and got told that the park was at capacity for the day and that they weren't giving out anymore passes for the rest of...More

2  Thank kittyhdh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much to do at Mohonk. So many outdoor activities & in such a beautiful setting. Also many indoor activities as well. It really is overwhelming & a must see especially if you are a New York State resident.

Thank A B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Note - it's private, not a state park, and you'll pay as much as $27 per adult in peak season to park & hike. It was worth it for us, amazing views, challenging rocky climbs along the Southern face (easier if you go North) -...More

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were unable to hike due to lack of time but the short drive we took up there and the walk to a beautiful waterfall was worth it in the lovely Fall weather. We would love to return and be able to explore this are...More

Thank mom5fay
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We enjoy the Preserve and All It Offers. It is truly nature at it's best with the many trails and sights you see from every corner. Picturesque so make sure you bring your cameras and video recorders. Make you stop learn the interesting facts about...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

You need to be in good shape--fitting into tight crevices, climbing wet rocks. You will leave tired, dirty and sweaty. Not to say it's not fun, but it's hard work

Thank Brett G
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Kathleen B
20 October 2018|
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Response from Ed S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathleen, Yes you can park at the Mohonk Preserve Center where you can gain access after obtain a Property Pass. Also the location is a exhibit center to learn more about this wonder property that is very historical... More
11 October 2018|
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Response from Brett G | Reviewed this property |
The ride up the mountain isn't great in the summer, so if you don't drive in winter, don't do it.
28 September 2018|
Response from Oliver I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in most areas