COVID-19 VISITATION PROTOCOLS
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 7 p.m. for members and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for day-use visitors.
- Trailhead parking lots will be closed and locked at 7 p.m.
Come take a hike!
Check out our Suggested Hikes for great views at the end of a short hike, a leisurely simple stroll, or an uphill challenge. Enjoy trails named "Best of the Hudson Valley" by Hudson Valley Magazine.
You can continue your hike onto the grounds of the Mohonk Mountain House and into the Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Some restrictions and separate regulations apply. Check with a ranger for details.
Is there a fee?
Yes. You can join online now, or you can buy a day pass or membership at a trailhead or at the Visitor Center.
I have mobility impairment. Are the trails accessible?
You can stroll along the Preserve’s carriage roads, which are more level and easier than many of our trails. The J & S Grafton Sensory Trail at the Visitor Center is a fairly level, self-guiding, 15-minute loop where outdoor exhibits encourage visitors to use sight, sound, smell, and touch to enjoy the full experience.
If you use a wheelchair, you will need a special, overland wheelchair for your visit, as our trails are shale-surfaced. There is handicapped parking at most trailheads.
The "Gentle Stroll" entrance path at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center is an easy, wheelchair-accessible, paved route from the parking lot to the building. The Visitor Center has accessible restrooms and an elevator to take you to two levels of exhibits.
For more information check out our Accessibility web page.
Can I bring my class or community group for a hike?
Yes! For more information go to the School and Group Visits page.
Please note these winter regulations:
- All Preserve trails and some carriage roads are always open to non-skiers, such as Undercliff and Trapps Carriage Roads (from West Trapps Trailhead) and Farm Road and posted sections of Spring Farm Carriage Road (from Spring Farm Trailhead).
- Please respect the signage and barriers in place when any carriage road access is restricted for use by skiers and snowshoers.
- Don’t walk or bring your dog on carriage roads that have been groomed for skiing. Hiking on groomed trails creates “foot potholes” that can cause skiers to fall; they are also hard to fix and make the snow melt quicker. Hikers on groomed trails will be asked to leave.
How can I help make sure that these hiking trails are here for the next generation to enjoy?
Please share with us the responsibility for keeping this a beautiful and peaceful place.
- Become a member today. Be our partner in preserving the ridge!
- Volunteer as a trailkeeper, backcountry patroller, bike patroller, or interpretive guide.
- Donate to the Thom Scheuer Memorial Fund for Land Stewardship, which is used to maintain the Preserve’s carriage roads, trails and trailheads.
Photo by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill