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Address: 3197 State Route 55, New Paltz, New York, New Paltz, NY 12561
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+1 845-255-0919
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Mohonk Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in New York. The...

Mohonk Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in New York. The Preserve protects 8,000 acres of the Shawangunk Ridge and inspires people to care for, enjoy, and explore the natural world. Preserve lands are open sunrise to sunset every day for hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, horseback riding, and nature study. A current membership or day pass is required to access the lands. Admission to the Visitor Center is always free.

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Great place for everyone

My kids and I drove an hour and 30 minutes to mohonk mountain and let me tell you, it was so worth it. At the top of the mountain you supposedly see 5 states!! The view is so... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My kids and I drove an hour and 30 minutes to mohonk mountain and let me tell you, it was so worth it. At the top of the mountain you supposedly see 5 states!! The view is so beautiful and I definitely recommend it for everyone. Even though it was beautiful getting to the top was very hard. All together... More 

Thank Athina L
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge Preserve, home to the Mohonk Mountain house, with lots of great hiking trails. Do the hike on it's own (paid), or come to the Mountain house for a spa service and use the hiking trails prior!

Thank TravelNat8
new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute gem for nature enthusiasts or those simply looking for a place to clear their minds from it all. Mohonk Preserve offers superb hiking in scenic and immaculately maintained trails.The Rock Scramble is one of my favorites, and the views from the top of the mountain are breathtaking.Highly recommended in any season.

Thank ginsengNewYork
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place, or rather, a variety of great places to hike with friends. Absolutely lovely from any angle of approach.

Thank PrattCat55
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop by the visitors center -- for maps and the employees will suggest hikes tailored to your ability and interests

Thank skenespanol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going to the preserve for over 30 years. Well maintained and great for day hiking or biking in the summer and we use it for cross country skiing in the winter. One of the best places in the Hudson Valley to get outdoors and enjoy nature.

Thank Douglas N
Billings, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been reading a lot of great reviews of Mohonk. This place exceeded my expectations. Wish it was warmer out but guess this gives us another reason to come back. Would definitely recommend.

Thank MaryE35600
Saugerties,New York
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The Mohonk Preserve is one of the premiere Preserves in the United States. The visitor center is informative and fun for all ages. The recreational opportunities from hiking to biking to climbing to rock scrambling are world class.

Thank SayHpd
Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Gorgeous hiking. Expensive tickets and parking at the Mohonk Mountain House (about $20/person), but they do a good job maintaining the gardens and facilities. The Lemon Squeeze is a fun experience, involving plenty of gorgeous views and adventurous terrain, scrambling over rocks and crawling through tight spaces. You will need about 4-5 hours to enjoy the experience, covering about 6... More 

Thank global845
Bon Accord, Tobago
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful trails for hiking as well as carriage roads for cycling. A true gem of a destination. I live here and take advantage of the Preserve often. If you are just visiting the area, consider staying at the Mountain House.

Thank StringTheory58

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