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Mohonk Preserve

3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
+1 845-255-0919
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Split rock swimming hole

We went to the Mohonk Preserve to swim. There's a waterfall and the water goes down between two... read more

Reviewed yesterday
San Diego, California
Amazing, breathtaking hiking trails

I have been here multiple times and loved every minute of it! Try the trails going on the edge of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New York City, New York
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Mohonk Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in New York. The Preserve protects 8,000 acres of the Shawangunk Ridge and inspires people to care for, enjoy, and explore the natural world. Preserve lands are open sunrise to sunset every day for hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, horseback riding, and nature study. A current membership or day pass is required to access the lands. Admission to the Visitor Center is always free.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“rock climbing” (29 reviews)
“lemon squeeze” (21 reviews)
“split rock” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
+1 845-255-0919
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to the Mohonk Preserve to swim. There's a waterfall and the water goes down between two small cliffs, hence the name Split rock, into a shallow pond. It is surrounded by trees and looks very picturesque. There are a number of large, flat...More

Thank leprof2015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been here multiple times and loved every minute of it! Try the trails going on the edge of cliffs, they have great views.

Thank les123456925
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Did biking and hiking. Hiking was great with all the rock scrambles. The mountain biking was tough and ungroomed trails. There are 2 ways to get in. Gate parking is 26 per person but if you walk another mile and park at reserve you only...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a one hour hike to the lake in mid July , hot summer day and ended our hike in the beautiful lake. Very refreshing . We did not come with food or enough to drink, no where to buy refreshments so next time...More

Thank nicole2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite getting lost a few times we had a wonderful time hiking up to this peak. Great view. I just wish the trail was a little better marked.

Thank 689sofia
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 1/2 hours of hiking with different levels of hiking. If you want a stroll then there are trails for you. If you want to rough it then there are trails for you as well. Will hike again soon.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These are trails where you pay $15 per person to hike, and that also allows you a pass onto Mohonk Lodge trails. Alternatively, you can park at the lodge for $21 per person. In any case, the trails are extremely well-maintained and beautiful. We hiked...More

Thank loridoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mohonk Preserve has plenty to offer for a full day excursion trip from NYC - hiking, rock climbing, leisure walks around the lake, wildlife (if you are lucky enough). Hikes range from easy to moderate to difficult that you can pick from. There is hiking...More

Thank 966shrutir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A variety of hikes available for all different ages and experience, and the trails are also for bike riders.

Thank AdamStefanile1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is expansive in the area it covers. It is set in the beautiful mountains. Sitting on a lake it offers boat rides. The hotel is an old classy hotel. Expensive ..... it even is expensive if you just want to tour the property...More

Thank ALAN W
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Marcia O
21 February 2017|
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Response from MohonkPreserve | Property representative |
Hi Marcia - Yes, we have a paved, handicap-accessible sensory trail behind our Visitor Center and several of our carriage roads have level sections.Our Visitor Center attendant can provide additional recommendations for your... More
16 November 2016|
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Response from Bertsy K | Reviewed this property |
It is fairly tight--but it's not so much a matter of fitting as it is maneuvering out. if you're hesitant have a companion go first to give you a hand.
Jing H
5 November 2016|
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Response from kars10 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the trail, and what you consider "the top". I would allow 3 hours for the whole hike, but we've spent the whole day there as well.