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Overlook Mountain

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My fiancee and myself hike this trail every year when we come up to Woodstock. It is moderately... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
New York City, New York
Great hike!

Hike that is uphill for long periods of time, but it is an old carriage road so you don't have to... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Toms River, New Jersey
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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 December 9, 2018

My fiancee and myself hike this trail every year when we come up to Woodstock. It is moderately difficult, can get very slippery at certain points but well worth it. Takes about an hour and a half to get to the top but you walk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Hike that is uphill for long periods of time, but it is an old carriage road so you don't have to climb up rocks/steps (which was easier on my knees). Really cool skeleton of a hotel up top, then incredible views of the Hudson Valley...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank theaquabatsfly
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Nice hike. Make sure you get there early on a weekend as parking lot fills, there is additional parking 1/4 mile past the main lot. Great views from fire tower when open. Interesting to see the old ruins of the hotel.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This can be considered a difficult hike but I will venture to say it is not. There is constant sustained elevation gain that does knock the wind out of you, but its up an old roadway so the terrain is easy. This goes on for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Erica M
Reviewed October 1, 2018

I came here to see the hotel ruins and they did not disappoint. Was treated to atmospheric clouds rolling through the site, making for some awesome photos. As others have said, it's ALL UPHILL and can be quite steep in parts. It's doable for most...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Holly M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It's all uphill with no more than a few feet here and there that seem to let up in incline. I was tired, but once I got to the top it was so worth it and I forgot all about the struggle of getting up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Kelly H
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

This was a continuous ascent for 2+ miles. For that it was challenging. There weren't any views until you got to the hotel 2 miles up. Its basically a road. The view is nice at the top. There is a small ledge. I hoped there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Steve K
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Perfect place for a day hike. Vista of Hudson River breathtaking. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys beautiful settings and a fabulous hike!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 8888mrl
Reviewed July 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
7  Thank Gary_V_1248458
Reviewed July 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank novaguest
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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
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