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Overlook Mountain

Woodstock, NY
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Observation Decks/ Towers, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Traveler Description: Well worth the long trip up (and back down) that mountain.  Beautiful views Start early before the afternoon heat Take lots of water Take a lunch... more »
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Long Island, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The hike was perfect - strenuous enough but not too crazy. It took about an hour to walk up and slightly less time to return to the head of the trail. The view from the top of the mountain was amazing.

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Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A lovely hike ruined by a parking ticket (along with at least 30 others that were ticketed). Come on - Woodstock! Figure this one out!

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Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The hike is quite steep in places, but unlike many of the Adirondack mountain hikes, Overlook Mountain is a a much smoother trail. I have hiked it a couple times and plan on hiking it again soon. Excellent view from the top. There are restrooms and picnic tables at the top. There is also a fire tower you can climb... More

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Awesome hike up the mountain, past an incredible abandoned run down hotel, and over to amazing views. The hike is fairly steep in some spots and uphill the entire time. Depending on your fitness level the difficulty of the hike would vary, I think it's doable for most people, but it may just take longer. Bring some water and snacks... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A fairly steep hike up to the top of Overlook Mountain was well worth the effort. The views are magnificent! It took us a bit over an hour as we are 2 senior citizens. Interesting ruins of an old hotel about 2 miles up, then another 1/2 mile to the fire tower at the summit. The path s actually a... More

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Woodstock, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Moderate boring hike up dirt road. great views on top. nicer hikes in the area. very conviniant if in woodstock

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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We loved it! Some how we had trouble mapping it but found it! Maybe use the Buddhist temple address? I agree with the reviewer about it being steep. We also work out but this is straight up different work out! However, so worth it! You hike up and the hotel is right in front of you! Then another .5 to... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

this scenic hike is easy to find, a quick drive from f town... and worth the exercise cause the view is awesome!

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Maine, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a great hike and the trailhead is close to Woodstock. The character of the trail itself is not too exciting, since it follows a dirt road all the way up to the summit. And there's a substantial elevation gain that will have you huffing' and a-puffin'! Not for the out of shape! Once at the summit, you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Not easy by any means like some others are stating but it is well worth it! It's completely uphill for 2.5 miles and fairly steep at certain parts so there was a lot of stopping. I brought my two kids 10 & 11 and didn't get too many complaints. We hiked up and down in 4 hours total but an... More

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