Birding · Fall Colors · Geological Significance
Preserve lands are open 365 days a year, sunrise to one hour after sunset.
This is a 10-mile combination of carriage roads, featuring some of the best views of the Mohonk Preserve. Its entirety is on carriage roads, very manageable and with just a few stones. In the winter, it overlaps with a number of cross country ski trails.
Need to Know
There's a day use fee of $15 for hikers.
This is a nice 10-mile combination of carriageways going over most of the features of the Mohonk Preserve. The footing is quite non-technical, which allows for checking out the nice views at several points towards the Catskills and the Minnewaska State Park.
The hike is practically 100% under a nice tree canopy which is greatly appreciated in the summer. There's no road traffic to take into account except at two crossings with very little activity since they are inside the preserve.
The route starts at the Spring Farm trailhead (already a grand view) and follows Cedar Drive
towards the center of the Mohonk Preserve. It then hits several other carriage roads with more viewpoints while following ledges (with wooden fences) and meanders back to the trailhead. There's about 1,000 feet of elevation accumulated, most of them in the first mile or so.
History & Background
The Mohonk Mountain House has been a National Historic Landmark since 1986.
Shared By: Miguel Casas