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Coxing Trailhead


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 is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • Other trailheads will be open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset for members and from 9 a.m. to sunset for day-use visitors.

Activities: Hiking, Climbing and Wading 

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

Coxing is the Preserve’s smallest parking lot and fills VERY early on peak weekends. On summer and fall weekends, arrive early to ensure a parking space.

To reach the Coxing Trailhead at 800 Clove Road, Gardiner, NY, take the New Paltz exit 18 off of the NYS Thruway. Go 7 miles west (through New Paltz) on Route 299 to the end: make right on Route 44-55. The Preserve Visitor Center will be 1/2 mile on your right. Go 1.5 miles past the Visitor Center, turn right onto Clove Road, and then bear right at fork. After 1 mile, turn left into parking area.

Located at the site of the former Enderly Family sawmill, Split Rock has long been a favorite place for wading in the Coxing Kill (stream). This trailhead provides access to several popular trails through hemlock groves and the stream.

During the busy fall season, visitors may wish to consider alternate travel routes. For a list of options, click here.

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Photo: Split Rock in Spring by Gerald Liddelow