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Mohonk 10-Mile Loop

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Ten miles stringing together carriage roads and some of the best views of the Catskills and Minnewaska from Mohonk.


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9.8

Miles

15.8

KM

Point to Point

1,286' 392 m

High

756' 230 m

Low

774' 236 m

Up

730' 222 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Geological Significance

Preserve lands are open 365 days a year, sunrise to one hour after sunset.

Overview

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.

Description

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: Mohonk Preserve

Shared By:

Miguel Casas

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Views north to the Catskills from North Lookout Road.
Sep 8, 2019 near New Paltz, NY
Cedar Drive lookout.
Sep 8, 2019 near New Paltz, NY
Runners on North Lookout Road.
Sep 8, 2019 near New Paltz, NY

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