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Trailheads open at 7 am for members and 9 am for day-use visitors. Preserve lands and trailheads close at sunset. To check on the daily sunset closing time, click here. The Visitor Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm. weekdays and 8 am to 6 pm weekends. For a list of trailheads, click here

The Lenape Lane Bridge across Butterville Road in the Mohonk Preserve Foothills is currently closed due to construction. Please follow the signs on-site for alternate access via the field trail. The project is expected to be completed in late November.

Trailer parking is currently available at the Spring Farm Trailhead. The four-trailer limit has been lifted and we are returning to our previous parking capacity. We also look forward to providing additional trailer parking at the Mohonk Preserve Foothills upon completion of projects at the Testimonial Gateway Tower and Lenape Lane Bridge.

In accordance with New York State Law, public nudity is prohibited at Mohonk Preserve

The new Testimonial Gateway Trailhead opened on Saturday, May 23, 2020! For more information about the Testimonial Gateway Trailhead, please click here


AUG. 17, 2020 — We are happy to report that our pair of Millbrook Peregrine Falcons have successfully fledged and we have lifted all temporary climbing closures. Thanks to the climbing community for your continued support of this conservation program!



IMMEDIATE OPENING: Join the Preserve Team! We seek friendly candidates who enjoy being outdoors to fill the seasonal position of Trailhead Assistant. For more information, please click here to read the position announcement.


In accordance with state and CDC guidelines and to ensure the health and safety of members, visitors and staff, Mohonk Preserve has instituted several important protocols for visitation, including:

  • Please recreate close to home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Visitors are required to wear face coverings upon entry.
  • Visitors are required to maintain at least a 6-foot distance from others.
  • No congregating or large groups.
  • Offering touchless transactions with credit or debit cards.
  • The Visitor Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends with reduced parking capacity.
  • Other trailheads will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for members and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for day-use visitors.
  • Trailhead parking lots will be closed and gated at 9 p.m.


We have implemented the following operational changes to help mitigate the community spread of COVID-19 and protect our staff, members and visitors:

  • All programs are being rescheduled or reimagined as virtual events.
  • For more information about Rock The Ridge, click here. For more information about  the Pfalz Point Trail Challenge, click here.
  • We will be providing updated public information on this page and at regarding any changes

Thank you for your continued support of our mission. All of us at Mohonk Preserve are so grateful to our visitors, members, volunteers, supporters, and local community. We truly are all in this together.

Following please find links to additional resources for information about COVID-19: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NYS Dept. of Health
Ulster County Government  

Duck Pond Update - DEC has completed their assessment of  Duck Pond's infrastructure and the Preserve is working with engineers to develop a plan for repairs. Due to fluctuating water levels, the pond is especially dangerous - please stay off of the pond surface and, as always, be sure to keep all dogs on leash.

Drones and other Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) -  Please remember that Mohonk Preserve prohibits the use of drones and other unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on or above Preserve lands unless such use is approved through our permit application process. This policy supports our commitment to the protection of all wildlife (specifically in this context, birds of all species), and the safety and well-being of our visitors, as well as the quality of their personal experiences in nature. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, any and all use of drones for purposes such as aerial photography, videography and entertainment/recreational use. For more information, click here.

Banner Photo by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill