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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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Very Strenuous Hike..Great Views at the Top

We have hiked it two or three times. Every time I say, "OMG, why am I doing this?" (We are out of shape over 40s) It's not a trail, but a rutted straight-up-the-mountain road. But... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
kayak12498
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woodstock, ny
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woodstock, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We have hiked it two or three times. Every time I say, "OMG, why am I doing this?" (We are out of shape over 40s) It's not a trail, but a rutted straight-up-the-mountain road. But then We get to the top. The view is fab. The ruins of the old hotel are interesting. Saw snakes. I hear there's a lake... More 

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Thank kayak12498
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

The trail leading to the top of Overlook Mountain is approx. 2.5 miles long and features mild incline entire way. The surrounding area consists of natural forest, bubbling creeks and random rock formations. The panoramic view from the mountain is worth the climb alone, but the nature along the trek is equally breathtaking. There are also interesting ruins of a... More 

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Thank HotCookNYC
Woodstock, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

For the last 3-1/2 years I've lived near the top of Overlook Mountain. I learned that as a result of the Hudson River School of Painters (such as Thomas Cole & Frederick Church), it is the second most painted mountain in the world after Mt. Fuji in Japan because of the clarity of light in the atmosphere. There are so... More 

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Thank Ira N
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Parked the car on the parking lot of the monastery without problems, and climbed the trail. Overall the bottom part is very icy in the winter, so good shoes absolutely required. Hiked for 2 miles uphill to the Mountain House and its ruins, did not continue all the way to the fire tower. Would recommend to bring walking sticks or... More 

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Saugerties, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Nice walk on gravel and wide enough for a vehicle. Not recommended for people that are not active or have heart/lung disease ect because of the areas with steep hills. The walk up does have areas that level off to a mild elevation and large rocks to sit on and take a break. Bring a lunch there are picnic tables.... More 

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Thank UpDownStateNYer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

We decided to do this hike at the recommendation of our Air Bnb condo's owners. They said it was a good hike, moderately difficult but not strenuous. The hike is only 2.5 miles up, and went up at a steady incline. The only downside was the weather, which was cold and snowy. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the hike and we are... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

When I was considering doing this hike, I checked out a few reviews and recalled having seen one warning folks about parking tickets. Sure enough, we drove up to the trail head and the lot was full. So we circled back and found parking along the side of the street where there are not ANY "no parking" signs! Yes, it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Hike took about 1.2 hours to the "ruins" of the old hotel. Lots of fun to explore those. About a 10 minute walk further to the gorgeous lookout. Total hike was about 2 hours for us, but we kept up the pace.

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Thank jwss81
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

One of the most breath-taking views of the Mid-Hudson Valley! You don't want to pass this up; beautiful drive to the Tibetan Monastery (park on right) and then a gorgeous 2 mile hike UP. Don't worry, lots of opportunity to recover on the way to the top. Enjoy!!!

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1 Thank Mark H. W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Pls don't use GPS LOCATION provided, use Meads Mountain Rd address for parking. Its about 2.5 miles of hike to the Fire Tower. Allow about an hour to go up including photo stops.

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