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Nice am walk up Overlook Mtn

My son (age 28) and I took our Labrador Retriever on a cool Sunday am. We casually did the walk up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Northern NJ
Not to be Overlooked

One of my favorite places to hike in the are, great views of the Ashoka, family friendly, good for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jane D
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“fire tower” (72 reviews)
“ruins” (55 reviews)
Woodstock, NY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son (age 28) and I took our Labrador Retriever on a cool Sunday am. We casually did the walk up in 75 minutes with plenty of stopping. At top, we climbed the Fire Tower (accept for our dog), went over to the Overlook (fabulous...More

Thank GSMNorthernNJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to hike in the are, great views of the Ashoka, family friendly, good for all capabilities, if your youngster is not into hiking or not well on hikes, rethink something like Nature Path for them, like the Saugerties Lighthouse. Great...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 18 April 2017

One tip: walk slowly! We rushed a bit up the mountain and paid for it the next three days with sore calfs and hips. Beautiful views and wildlife (pretty sure I saw a Bald Eagle!). Climb the fire tower on top of the mountain if...More

Thank Fred G
Reviewed 4 March 2017

pack a lunch, it is a good hike. big main road and lots of smaller trails on top. great views from the top. some ruins to explore too.

Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My husband and two sons and I hiked to the top on a beautiful February day. The temperature was in the high 60s. We enjoyed it very much. The ruins of the old hotel at the top were very interesting. Definitely would go back. The...More

Thank Rachel1_13
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a nice moderate 2.5 mile hike uphill on a very cleared up and wide trail. It was a very special hike because... I proposed to my fiancée up there! She was thrilled and we were both happy. It was a good pick and...More

1  Thank Vinod S
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The trip up Overlook is a steady, unrelenting climb. The path is wide and clear, so easy footing, but it is steadily uphill. Ignore the folks jogging up - they are regulars and in great shape - and just keep going. When you get almost...More

1  Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a GOOD HIKE. I was definitely sore for 2 days after. You get to see some cool ruins and the fire tower at the top has incredible views. Where good shoes and watch the weather. Have fun!

2  Thank madsarajoy
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is not an easy hike. It is 2.5 miles straight up to the fire tower. We took a lot of breaks on the way up. The path is made of gravel rocks (where the horse carriages used back in the early nineties to go...More

1  Thank idahRAM2015
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I happened to find out about this trail accidently. I was looking up the best trails to do in the Catskills, and someone happened to have a link to their experience doing the Overlook mountain trail. Knowing the trail was rated difficult and myself and...More

1  Thank Jaclyn W
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Jack V
Is it crowded? How many people are usually there? Also is camping allowed?
17 May 2017|
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
Oday M
Is it possible to reach Overlook Mountain from Woodstock without a car? Is it easy to find a taxi/ride? Is it possible to rent bikes and park them safely at the start of the trail?
5 May 2017|
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
Does anyone know what the best time is for "sun" pictures? Sunrise or sunset? Thanks!
8 September 2016|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
The view from the fire tower is panoramic - would be good for either.