“A carriage road that loops through meadow and woods offering access to amazing views along the way.”
— Gunks Jesse
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The section that goes through Mountain Rest Golf Course is closed from April to November.
Bonticou Road begins near the wooden bridge by Mountain Rest Golf Course. It continues through the golf course (note restriction above), and then into Mohonk Preserve property. It departs the golf course and then traverses the side of a steep hill. The first intersection is with a road teeing in from the right and leading to the Northeast Trail
. After another mile or so, Cedar Drive
intersects from the left. Just a few hundred yards further, Bonticou Path (red-blazes) tees in from the right. Bonticou Road now begins a loop towards Bonticou Crag. At the apex of the loop, a yellow-blazed trail called Bonticou Ascent Path
heads straight up a talus pile to a notch in the bluff, providing access and a beautiful view from the top of the crag.
Bonticou Road continues its loop and intersects Cedar Drive
again, this time as a four-way intersection. Crag Trail
(red blazes) also intersects here. Continue straight on Bonticou Road. Spring Farm Road
will intersect from the right, and then continue to the left. At this intersection, keep right on Bonticou Road. From here the carriage-road crosses Mohonk Road (Country Road 6) and enters Mohonk Mountain House property. Bonticou Road dead ends into a three-way intersection with North Lookout Road on the left and Rock Rift Road on the right.