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Overlook Mountain

Woodstock, NY 12498
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Fire Tower a Must!

The views at the top make the hike up worth it! The old ruins are beautiful, they come out of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
seeker_girl
via mobile
A semi challenging hike worth the trip up

The trail always seems a little more challenging than I remember from previous trips. The trail is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Valerie H
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Located in the Catskill park region, Overlook Mountain beckons nature lovers with its trails and campgrounds.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hike” (15 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views at the top make the hike up worth it! The old ruins are beautiful, they come out of nowhere. But you must continue up to the top of the fire tower. You will not be disappointed!

Thank seeker_girl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trail always seems a little more challenging than I remember from previous trips. The trail is wide and easy if you go at you're own pace. The top has views and hotel ruins that are creepy and awesome. Beyond the ruins is a firepower...More

Thank Valerie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great hike takes about 2hs round trip. Fire tower is a nice spot, choose a non windy day if you get scared.

Thank Pablo D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really like to go with the family it's a gorges and walking there on nice Paths and nice views all around were ever you look around its amazing place too visit a even a couple of tmes and just like it again

Thank marty344
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Easy hike to the abandoned hotel and then to the firetower. Even our 5 years old was able to make it quite quickly despite significant altitude gain (although he got tired and fell asleep as soon as he got back into the car :) )....More

1  Thank NYC_photography
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It is worth the hard work to the top. It's much busier now than it used to be, so I would go off season. The views are stunning!

Thank peggywestshokan
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I have to agree with the folks who said you need to be in moderately good shape to do this hike. The overall hike is about 5 miles. The ascent is steep and gains over 1400 feet in 3 miles up, although the trail is...More

2  Thank MonarchMomof2
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

NOT I repeat NOT for the faint of heart! If you are an average, below average or novice hiker this isn't easy. An incline all the way up with literally no flat breaks and coming down is no picnic either, however the ruins are amazing...More

2  Thank Marty T
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Continuous uphill walk from the parking area to the summit. Never very steep. Trail gains 1400 feet in 3 miles. Great view from the summit and fantastic view from the fire tower. Cabin is set up like a museum with tons of info on the...More

3  Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The trail hike is about 2.5 miles each way and pretty much a constant incline. Not for the faint of heart but it is an absolutely beautiful trek up to the fire tower. The views from along the way and especially the top are breath...More

Thank miked47a
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nadiruzi
4 July 2017|
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Response from REALGrunge | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the trailhead by car, but you must walk up a 2.5 mile former carriage road to get to the actual summit of Overlook Mountain
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Jack V
17 May 2017|
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Response from Jane D | Reviewed this property |
There is always people, but if it's crowded is hard to speculate. Maybe during the week while kids are in school before school is out would be good time to go. Once school is out the tourists come from all over. Camping... More
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Oday M
5 May 2017|
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Response from Vinod S | Reviewed this property |
Well we took a car up to the starting point of the hike and it was pretty windy and steep, and it may have been 2.5-3 miles from flat ground... probably further from Woodstock. Seems pretty difficult to bike, and definitely... More
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