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Overlook Mountain Trail

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Length


2.3 Miles 3.7 Kilometers


1,376' 419 m

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Descent

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

3,131' 954 m

High

1,756' 535 m

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Shared By Mirek Wierzbicki

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This is a pleasant trail to Overlook Mountain with great views from the fire tower and scenic overlook.

Mirek Wierzbicki

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly While this might be a tough trail for a toddler, older kids can handle this trail and will love the views from the fire tower up top!

Description

The trailhead for Overlook Mountain is located on Meads Mountain Road in Woodstock. It is a large parking lot that holds about 30 cars, but it does fill up on a summer weekend. As you can imagine from the parking situation, this is a very popular trail!

From the start, you'll hike on a graded gravel road, following red blazes, all the way to the top. After 1.8 miles, you'll see the ruins of the Overlook Mountain House. From here, it's just a short half mile to the fire tower on top of Overlook Mountain.

After enjoying a quick view from the terra firma, climb the metal tower and see the great views from up top. On a clear day, you can see the Hudson River, Ashokan Reservoir, and the Catskill Mountains.

Pro Tip: Pop on a pair of snowshoes and tackle this trail in the winter to have it practically all to yourself. While the spring, summer, and fall each bring a slightly different character to the views, the winter makes the surrounding area look utterly magical.

Flora & Fauna

Timber rattlesnakes and bears have been sighted in this area, so stay alert!

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Oct 28, 2018
Max Esteves
Sep 2, 2018
jonpgorman
Feb 10, 2018
Karin Murphy
Dec 17, 2017
Abe Ferraro
Its pretty steep but very wide open easy terrain...good work out. Top of the Fire tower is locked :-( 5mi — 2h 00m
Aug 12, 2017
Mel C
2.3mi
Jul 4, 2017
Terri Gulick

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