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Address: Woodstock, NY
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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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Worth every second

Absolutely worth every second. Hike is moderately difficult if you're not in good shape - basically a steep uphill walk the entire 2.5 mile trail. Stunning view at the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Christopher L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely worth every second. Hike is moderately difficult if you're not in good shape - basically a steep uphill walk the entire 2.5 mile trail. Stunning view at the top - even if this was a 5 mile trail it would still be worth it. Takes it's toll on your knees on the way down.

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Thank Christopher L
Woodstock, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This mountain houses the original Art Colony, Byrdcliffe, There is a train to the summit from which you can see 5 states. .It is relatively simple for hardy individuals and worth the effort

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Thank dfsnyld
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up Overlook Mountain and parked at the monastery. Instead of hiking up to the fire tower, we walked down the Dharma Path to the little pond (it was just easier with a 2-year-old). The Dharma Path is bordered with prayer flags, and at the end is a little clearing with a path to a small stocked pond. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views! We were greeted by a volunteer at the Fire Tower (which you can go up, and see the views), who explained to us where everything was, and told us to watch out for rattlesnakes (yikes!). He was very friendly and easy to talk to. The hike up the mountain is mostly uphill, so it did take some time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As real hiking goes this is a steep, but short hike. If you balance the view vs. effort this is the best hike you can do! The views are spectacular! Use the fire tower if it is open (usually on the weekend)

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Baldwin, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took this hike on a beautiful summer day - temps in the high 70's and lowish humidity. I recommend this hike - but it is not easy. The hike in is 2.5 miles of steady uphill, with no significant level portions, on a semi-improved service road (accesses the large antenna near the top). It took this 58 year old... More 

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Thank James S
Woodstock, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overlook Mountain is a must hike for those that want to have a spectacular view of the Hudson Valley. It's quite a steep climb so be prepared with good walking shoes and plenty of water. And remember to stop and look at the ruins of the Mountain House before continuing up the trail to the Fire Tower. Bring a picnic... More 

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful hike and site. I'd recommend going on a clear not to hot day with great visibility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently went back to hike overlook mountain in Woodstock . It's great to fit in when you're visiting the area since you can do the loop trail from the Tibetan monastery parking lot in under 4 hrs . It's considered a relatively easy hike but still realize the entire way up is exactly that . Up. But it's only... More 

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Reno, NV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this 6 mi round trip hike. It was a gradual uphill hike all the way on a gravel, sometimes rough trail. Lot of trees to make it scenic. We enjoyed exploring around the burned remains of an historic hotel about 2/3 the way up. The views from the top were very nice. We did see one large rattlesnake... More 

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