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Suggested Hikes

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.
  • 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 is limited, and lots will be closed and locked at 9 p.m.

Suggested Hikes

From the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center Trailhead:

Undercliff-Overcliff Loop (Via East Trapps Connector Trail)
This iconic Gunks loop hike includes soaring cliffs and sweeping vistas of the Wallkill Valley (from Undercliff) and the Catskills and Clove Valley (from Overcliff). The hike is entirely on historic carriage roads, which were originally built to transport people and goods to the nearby mountain resorts. These wide, level paths provide a great surface for hiking, running or cycling. Do the entire loop or pick one of the two carriage roads for an out-and-back hike.

Click here to view and download an Undercliff-Overcliff Loop printable PDF trail map.
Click here to view the Undercliff-Overcliff Loop on All Trails.

From the West Trapps Trailhead:

Millbrook Ridge Loops
Hike to the the summit of Millbrook Mountain and take in stunning views of the Hudson Valley along the Shawangunk ridge top. Catch a glimpse of a bird of prey in flight from the vista after the first steep-slab incline. This hike covers footpaths, occasionally across rock slabs, and the Preserve’s carriage roads. Multiple loop options make this trail a great adventure for hikers and families with a wide-range of experience and abilities.

Distances: (starting/ending at Trapps Bridge)
Return via Bayards Path – 2.0 miles
Return via Millbrook Cross Trail & Coxing Trail – 4.4 miles
Return via Coxing Trail – 6.2 miles

Click here to view and download a Millbrook Ridge Loops printable PDF trail map.
Click here to view the Millbrook Ridge Loops on All Trails.

Undercliff-Overcliff Loop
This iconic Gunks loop hike includes soaring cliffs and sweeping vistas of the Wallkill Valley (from Undercliff) and the Catskills and Clove Valley (from Overcliff). The hike is entirely on historic carriage roads, which were originally built to transport people and goods to the nearby mountain resorts. These wide, level paths provide a great surface for hiking, running or cycling. Do the entire loop or pick one of the two carriage roads for an out-and-back hike.

Click here to view and download a printable PDF trail map.
Click here to view the Undercliff-Overcliff Loop on All Trails.

 

From the Spring Farm Trailhead:

Bonticou Crag
Travel from open fields through the woods and hike to the top of a prominent, stark-white crag overlooking the valley. Includes an optional rock scramble. 

Table Rocks
This out-and-back trail features a hike through an open pasture and forest to Table Rocks, formed by a geological rockslide lasting thousands of years. Please use caution in this area and avoid the crevasses in the rocks.

Click here to view and download the Bonticou Crag and Table Rocks printable PDF trail map.
Click here to view the Bonticou Crag hike on All Trails.
Click here to view the Table Rocks hike on All Trails.

 

From the Testimonial Gateway Trailhead:

Foothills Loop
Begin your journey at the Testimonial Gateway Trailhead – the Preserve’s first new trailhead in 26 years – as you explore the Mohonk Preserve Foothills. Pass through the historic Testimonial Gateway Tower arch and along the Pin Oak Allee on the Lenape Lane Carriage Road to the Mohonk Preserve Foothills Loop of the River-to-Ridge Trail. This hike features beautiful farm fields and majestic views of the Shawangunk Ridge.

Click here to view and download a printable Foothills Loop PDF trail map.

 

From the Duck Pond Trailhead:

Duck Pond Loop
This hike features beautiful farm fields and majestic views of the Shawangunk Ridge along the route to historic Duck Pond. Duck Pond was created in 1908 as part of the formal entrance to the Mohonk Mountain House. It later served as a breeding ground for bass and rainbow trout. By the 1940s, Duck Pond became a popular stopping point for nature study, hikers and photographers looking for a scenic view.

Click here to view and download a printable Duck Pond Loop PDF trail map.
Click here to view the Duck Pond Loop on All Trails.

 

From the Coxing Trailhead:

Valley View Loop
This hike features the iconic Split Rock waterfall along the Coxing Kill, a tranquil forest path through hemlock groves that connects to Overcliff Carriage Road featuring views of the Clove Valley and Catskills beyond.

Click here to view and download a printable Valley View Loop PDF trail map.
Click here to view the Valley View Loop on All Trails.

 

Popular Hikes from Mohonk Preserve trailheads that continue onto neighboring lands:
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Photo by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill