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Address: Woodstock, NY
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Mountain range in southeast New York that attracts rock climbers, hikers...

Mountain range in southeast New York that attracts rock climbers, hikers and bikers.

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Hike the Gunks! The carriage road to see the climbers is worth it - 5 miles but an easy walk. Would have liked to see Minniwaska State Park but it was closed due to fire... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ifolk5851
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Huntington, New York

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Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Climb a rock wall or take a casual hike. Beautiful scenes of the mountains and the wildlife and wild flowers. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hike the Gunks! The carriage road to see the climbers is worth it - 5 miles but an easy walk. Would have liked to see Minniwaska State Park but it was closed due to fire situation. Glad for the rain.

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Utica, New York
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1,589 reviews
1,038 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 541 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Great place for hikers, the geology of the Shawangunk Ridge is spectacular. Easy hiking opportunities for beginners with more difficult terrain available, too. Make it a point to go for the views, especially in the Fall.

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1 Thank RonL40
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199 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Such an amazing place - love the energy in the Gunks and try to get up here as often as I can. So much to do and see in the area and I always wish I had more time.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Gorgeous mountains, set as backdrop to New Paltz, NY. Take a drive up the winding road, pull to the side and hike to the summit. See the beautiful Hudson Valley from way up high. Explore the many lakes, waterfalls & swim areas which are refreshing in summer, beautiful in winter, spring & fall.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We hiked up to the lookout and then walked around the loop trail. It was a beautiful, easy hike to do on our way out of town.

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488 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

The great mountains for climbing and exploring amazing rock formations and caves are almost always in the West. The "Gunks" is a rare and amazing exception. Close to New York City in the heart of the metropolitan area is this ridge extension of the Adirondacks that includes NJ's Kittatinny and PA's Blue Mountains. It is filled with amazing climbs, rock... More 

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3 Thank Richard C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Awesome place to climb. It's where it started in the US! Wonderful trails and million dollar views. Need I say more?

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We came here on the way home from Woodstock, NY and all I can say is WOW. It's like a cliff appears out of nowhere. Driving up to the Shawangunk Mountains is so flat and beautiful with various wineries and farms and then boom - there is a massive mountain with cliff for climbing. It is beautiful. We parked at... More 

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in the Big Apple
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We've been hiking at Minneswaska and Mohonk and Awosting for 20+ years. Can't be beat. Fantastic views of the Gunks, great town of New Paltz and environs. Would love to live up there and go outdoors every day for a stroll. Bike path good too. Make sure to go early during Fall Foliage or you won't get into parking lots.

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