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great view interesting ruins long road

really top notch view at the top especially from the fire tower(although scary if you have any fear... read more

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Putnam Valley, New York
Hike, not a stroll

This is a hike, not a stroll, but it is certainly not the most difficult trail in the Catskills... read more

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Located in the Catskill park region, Overlook Mountain beckons nature lovers with its trails and campgrounds.
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131 Ohayo Mountain Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498-2518
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Reviewed yesterday

really top notch view at the top especially from the fire tower(although scary if you have any fear of heights) Old hotel ruins are very interesting and great photo op. Hike would be a 5 except trail(if you call it that) is really an old...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a hike, not a stroll, but it is certainly not the most difficult trail in the Catskills. I'd recommend hiking boots, as there are some steep, rocky sections. The views are amazing, especially if you are brave enough to climb the rather rickety...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I consider myself and my lady in decent shape and this was a bit challenging. The path itself is straight forward and wide, but it’s an incline the whole way. My lady and I took breaks and reached the top in a little over an...More

Thank Vincent V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 4-mile hike from the lower parking lot pretty vertical in the beginning but with resting areas rocks along the way. The park should put a few heavy duty benches along the way that would be a great suggestion. 4 miles up and then the...More

Thank Corides
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hiking trail up Overlook mountain has long been a favorite in Woodstock. It's not for the faint hearted. You have to be in good shape to make it up to the top. But if you do, you'll be rewarded with an unparalleled view across...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been hiking in the Catskills for decades, but no one peak offers so much as Overlook. From the tower to the ruins, this hike has it all. The timber rattlesnakes only add to the fun. Arrive early to get parking - the lot...More

1  Thank tosl
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Good long hike for the first one of the season! Not very busy for a Friday in early May. Weather was hot and probably should have had more water. Restrooms at the top were a pleasant surprise. Old hotel about 2/3 up was a neat...More

1  Thank sjn518
Reviewed May 2, 2018

The hike is a bit challenging if you're not in tip top shape. With that said, I hiked up there and lived to tell the tale. It is up hill the entire way with no real flat areas to catch your breath. But if you...More

4  Thank wadolfsen
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Went here during a long weekend with friends. Unfortunately it was late March and the entire mountain was still covered in snow. But despite that it was still an enjoyable hike with great views to see

Thank 913katiev
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

A good Saturday hike...2.5 miles with nice elevation change to the top. Beautiful views and an abandoned hotel along the way give it a nice mix. We did it in the snow, probably easier and less slippery when it’s just gravel.

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Nadav R
July 3, 2017|
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
Jack V
May 16, 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
May 4, 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