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Address: 3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone Number: 845-255-0919
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Mohonk Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in New York. The...

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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Cliffs, views, climbing, carriage hiking/mountain biking trails

Miles and miles of well-maintained mountain biking/hiking/cross-country skiing carriage roads. Rock climbing haven. Breath-taking views accessible by hiking onto the cliffs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jacqueline S
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Miles and miles of well-maintained mountain biking/hiking/cross-country skiing carriage roads. Rock climbing haven. Breath-taking views accessible by hiking onto the cliffs overlooking a huge valley.

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MohonkPreserve, Public Relations Manager at Mohonk Preserve, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Jacqueline! We love our historic carriage road network and over 1,000 climbing routes, too! More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Mansion / Hotel look and feel of Royalty... Breathtaking views and so much to do - must go at least once, but you'll go again!

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Accessible walks, dog friendly, amazing diversity of habitats and wildlife, Cliff faces, but both easy and difficult hikes.

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New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took an incredible hike through this gorgeous preserve last week. It was more rugged than I anticipated, but it was shear pleasure not running into a single soul for almost 3 hours.

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MohonkPreserve, Public Relations Manager at Mohonk Preserve, responded to this review

Thanks Carol - glad you enjoyed your visit! With over 8,000 acres, there's lots to explore at Mohonk Preserve! We have a variety of trails, from historic carriage roads to rock scrambles, so folks of all ages and abilities can get into nature. More 

Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful to walk or hike. The views are incredible. Depending when and where you access, there may be a fee from the resort.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming here for years. Between the biking, hiking and rock climbing your family should have a fun time. The rock climbing is great, we have used Mountain Skills Climbing Guides. Doug and his staff are great! Be sure to end your day will a swim at split rock.

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Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was brush fire activity near Lake Minniwaska & we couldn't drive to there. Entered south through Mohonk Preserve but police made us walk the 1/2 mile to the Wecome Center although when we got to the center, the guides said we could've driven to their parking lot. Too many agencies resulted in poor communication to the public, but luckily... More 

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Thank ifolk5851
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

So many great climbs in this area for all levels of climbers. We chose to rent a guide from High-Xposure to climb some multi-pitch gems including High Exposure which is a 5.7 so easy to navigate with breath taking views. Lot's of trails too and places to swim if your looking to cool down!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This was a great scramble over large boulders and through some small spaces. Fairly easy for the most part if your sure footed and semi fit. The 'lemon squeeze' right before the top is a squeeze indeed! Definitely needed to remove my bag and wedge myself in parts to get through and up. I cant imagine how if your not... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The gunks is a fabulous gem of a climbing area. It is close to NYC and has countless routes to climb that are easily accessible. Most routes there are trad with the occasional bolt and anchor. Most descents are walk offs. With the recent addition of the AAC campground, its even more convenient. Whether you are climbing novices or pushing... More 

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