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Overlook Mountain

131 Ohayo Mountain Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498-2518
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Unique Hotel Ruins

I have to agree with the folks who said you need to be in moderately good shape to do this hike... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Newark, DE
I did it!

NOT I repeat NOT for the faint of heart! If you are an average, below average or novice hiker this... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Marty T
Marcellus, New York, United States
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Located in the Catskill park region, Overlook Mountain beckons nature lovers with its trails and campgrounds.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“fire tower” (84 reviews)
“great hike” (16 reviews)
“abandoned hotel” (14 reviews)
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131 Ohayo Mountain Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498-2518
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I have to agree with the folks who said you need to be in moderately good shape to do this hike. The overall hike is about 5 miles. The ascent is steep and gains over 1400 feet in 3 miles up, although the trail is...More

4  Thank MonarchMomof2
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

NOT I repeat NOT for the faint of heart! If you are an average, below average or novice hiker this isn't easy. An incline all the way up with literally no flat breaks and coming down is no picnic either, however the ruins are amazing...More

3  Thank Marty T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Continuous uphill walk from the parking area to the summit. Never very steep. Trail gains 1400 feet in 3 miles. Great view from the summit and fantastic view from the fire tower. Cabin is set up like a museum with tons of info on the...More

3  Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The trail hike is about 2.5 miles each way and pretty much a constant incline. Not for the faint of heart but it is an absolutely beautiful trek up to the fire tower. The views from along the way and especially the top are breath...More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I CONQUERED OVERLOOK MOUNTAIN! One morning, at 6:30AM, I decided to hike Overlook Mountain and get some photos. The trail is five miles round trip. The description says it is “an ascent on a wide stone path with decent grade to get the blood pumping.”...More

4  Thank REALGrunge
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a great hike - it's overall about 4.5 miles up and back to the fire tower. It's challenging enough to feel you got a good workout, but not to the point where you just want it over. It wasn't super buggy - we...More

Thank Snus95
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My husband and I went on this hike at the beginning of July on a holiday weekend. The walk up the trail is a constant incline, but the trail is excellently well maintained, and you are essentially hiking on a gravel road the entire time....More

1  Thank Bethany K
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Be prepared for a 2.5 mile hike straight up the mountain. Not for out-of-shape. But once you get to the top - the views are amazing. Don't forget to climb to the top of the fire tower! And keep an eye on the trail for...More

Thank mdguar
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Amazing time at the Dreamcatcher cottage in Woodstock. What a view of Mount Overlook, we were in walking distance of millstream and the main street in town and best of all, my dog chased bunnies chipmunks and deer on the property!!

Thank vyette b
Reviewed 20 June 2017

There is a small parking lot with porta johns at the base of this trail. The trail is wide and may be a road in case of emergencies. The terrain is rocky and on the day we hiked it was foggy with pouring rain. We...More

1  Thank Melaney68
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3 July 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
16 May 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
Oday M
4 May 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