Old Minnewaska Trail and Undivided Lot Trail

Mohonk Preserve

View of the Catskills from the Old Minnewaska Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin View of the Catskills from the Old Minnewaska Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike follows trails and carriage roads through less-used areas of the Preserve, as well as the popular Undercliff Road, passing many interesting rock formations and scenic viewpoints.

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From the parking area, cross the road and walk past a gate. Continue ahead along a gravel road, passing ruins of the Enderly barn on the right and their home on the left, and cross a wide wooden bridge over the Coxing Kill.

Just beyond the stream crossing, a yellow-blazed trail leads to the left, and then the red-blazed Shongum Path departs to the right. Continue ahead on the gravel...

Prepare For Your Hike

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Trip Reports

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August 14, 2015
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Great hike!
   I've always loved Minnewaska S.P. and Mohonk Preserve. I biked many miles on all those carriage roads quite a few years ago but  I'm partial to hiking there now.    I arrived at the parking area around 8 AM unintentionally skirting the day use fee as there was no attendant on duty at the time. The trails here are great. They are mostly old carriage trails and roads and hence fairly wide and level with few rocks. This hike had mostly gentle inclines with one minor rock scramble....( I intentionally passed  the Clove Path route, continuing on the Undivided Lot Trail then took the Stokes Trail to Maple Path back to Laurel Ledge Road .) It was such a great day and I had plenty of water so I extended the trip a bit !   I didn't run into anyone until the Stokes Trail then there were some bikers, hikers and rock climbers all along the return trip. Can't wait until all the restoration project on the Castle Point Carriage Road is complete so I can do the Gertrudes Nose Hike!!
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