Eagle Cliff and Mohonk Lake Trail

New Paltz, NY

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Eagle Cliff and Mohonk Lake Trail is a 3 mile out and back trail located near New Paltz, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October.

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Alicia Devero (807)

41 Completed18 Reviews

My hike was way longer than 3 miles since it was the my first time at Mohonk area and we parked at one of those Parking lots way at the bottom of the trail. Yet, even though longer it is not demanding, maybe except for the distance. Leads mostly along the carriage roads, with beautiful views from the rim and the Mohonk Lake is like a little hidden treasure in the middle of the forest. I had a hand on a sling and didn't have any problems hiking any portion of the trail. Nice, relaxing hike not too far away from New York.

Bernie L. (341)

Very nice hike. The New Paltz area has a lot to offer for hiking. Mohonk is expensive for a day hike. However the trails are maintained very well and the staff on hand have excellent knowledge of the area and hikes in the surrounding areas. Great views.

Bridgette Borland (474)

10 Completed9 Reviews

The parking fee is a little more than a State Park but it's an experience. I've enjoyed this hike in various stages of my life: as a child, newly wed, and a mother and it really leaves an impression. I've stayed at the Mohonk House twice and that may be the reason. But it's not too overwhelming, yet you can climb over big boulders and picnic in private. It also gives you a little taste of rock climbing without any danger.

Joe Hauser (422)

10 Completed2 Reviews

Very nice trail if you ask the locals there are a couple of swimming holes, perfect way to finish a hike.

V G (368)

12 Completed8 Reviews

The area around new paltz has a lot to offer. There a lot of trails for bikes hiking rock climbing sight seeing. There's something for everyone. O ya and its beautiful.

Trinka Ravaioli (195)

4 Completed1 Reviews

We went in early spring and I thought it was spectacular.

Suzanne St John (1280)

12 Completed8 Reviews

Been going to Mohonk for over 30 years & I'll admit the people and crowds have changed over the years but tis is just one of the most breath thing places in the world to hike...you must do the Lemon Squeeze while at Mohonk....its a difficult rock scramble but so worth the views especially from Sky Top....TIP* go hiking in the early hours or when tea is served at 4pm and the crowds are much less....

Nicholas Abate (2669)

66 Completed66 Reviews

Too much money for too many people. Nice views. Nice terrain. Too crowded.

Kristopher LaGreca (109)

1 Completed1 Reviews

highway robbery. Most of the parking is on private grounds - run by the Mohonk "Preserve" or Mohonk Mountain House. They wanted $12 *per person.* Thats insane. Stick with the State parks.

Boblinda Decker (257)

1 Completed5 Reviews

A great day, easy trail and plenty of nature to enjoy.

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