Suggested Hikes

To find a route of interest, see the name of the trailhead where the hike starts and click on the trailhead link for information specific to that trailhead. Go to the Map and Directions page for general information. Pick up a free trail map at the trailhead when you arrive.

Meander along a discovery path through the woods ...

Route Description Key/Mileage Trailhead
The J & S Grafton Sensory Trail. Step outside the Visitor Center along this easy, loop trail to discover the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of the Shawangunk Ridge. Signs describe natural features along the way, including a butterfly garden. Easy, 0.25 miles Visitor Center

Walk back in time and explore a vanished mountaintop community ...

Route Description Key/Mileage Trailhead
Trapps Mountain Hamlet Path to the Van Leuven Cabin. Take an easy walk through the woods to see traces of this 19th-century, subsistence hamlet. Listen to the audio tour here. Easy, 1.5 miles West Trapps

Watch technical rock climbers in action ...

Route Description Key/Mileage Trailhead
Undercliff and Overcliff Carriage Roads. Follow this pleasant loop trail skirting the base of the rock climbing cliffs for spectacular views of climbers and the valley below. Easy, 5 miles round-trip West Trapps

Enjoy broad views of river valleys ...

Route Description Key/Mileage Trailhead
Bonticou Crag Hike. Travel from open fields through the woods and hike to the top of a prominent, stark-white crag overlooking the valley. (Optional, challenging rock scramble up.) Moderate, 3 miles round-trip Spring Farm
High Peters Kill. Ascend through a now-wooded area of former fields and stone walls to enjoy ridge views and reach the seasonal Peters Kill stream in Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Strenuous, 7.5 miles round-trip Coxing