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Address: Woodstock, NY
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Description: Located in the Catskill park region, Overlook Mountain beckons nature...
Located in the Catskill park region, Overlook Mountain beckons nature lovers with its trails and campgrounds.
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great beginner hiking trail

very easy trail, so a bit crowded in summer but pleasant nevertheless. winter is always quiet. beautiful view from the fire tower. Timber rattle snakes in summer so stay on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Georges B
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

very easy trail, so a bit crowded in summer but pleasant nevertheless. winter is always quiet. beautiful view from the fire tower. Timber rattle snakes in summer so stay on the trail. been there several times without any problem though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It's not really a hike in strenuous way. It has beautiful sights to see, and a short 3 miles to the top of the oversight section. One of my favorite outdoor activities

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Lovely place to not only visit because of the historic significance and the creative inhabitants of the town. The surrounding trails and nature it's really worth while visiting.

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Reston, Virginia
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39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Abnormally mild weather makes this an appealing attraction in the foothills of the Catskill Mountain range, particularly if you need a group event. After just a short period of time you will likely begin to feel hot and have to take off jackets and gloves in colder seasons. You will encounter the ruins of an old hotel. A date above... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is perhaps the most continually strenuous hike I've ever been on. Relentless elevation climb. Stunning views from the fire tower.

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Gullane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great views and an interesting ruined hotel about 3/4 the way up. You can climb the fire tower but not for those with vertigo. The outlook rock has wonderful views. Its about 1 /12 hour walk up and quite an easy walk.

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New York City, New York
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I did this hike for the first time Sat (11/8/14) and really enjoyed it. It is a fairly easy hike terrain wise and it is mostly gravel roads. The most challenging part is that it is 2 miles uphill (constant incline)the entire way from the parking lot to the Fire Tower. There is not much to see while walking up... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

2 miles straight up a mostly gravel road. Not a difficult or technical hike but it is a non stop climb so you will feel it. Don't underestimate it because the hike is rated easy on trail guides. Also - yes, there are rattlesnakes!. But the view at the top is worth it.

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Tinton Falls, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We did this very challenging hike on the day after Halloween. It's not an easy walk up - 2.5 miles up to the hotel ruins and another half mile to the fire tower. The walk up is steep, so pace yourself. It took us about 2 hours to get to the old hotel with about 15 minutes looking around there... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The roads leading to and from were breathtaking this fall and we plan on returning to the area next year. Hopefully in a rented convertible.

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