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Overlook Mountain

Woodstock, NY 12498
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Worth It - But It's Not An Easy Hike

I took this hike on a beautiful summer day - temps in the high 70's and lowish humidity. I... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
James S
Baldwin, New York
Overlook Mountain

Overlook Mountain is a must hike for those that want to have a spectacular view of the Hudson... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
Woodstock, New York
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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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Reviewed 4 August 2016

I took this hike on a beautiful summer day - temps in the high 70's and lowish humidity. I recommend this hike - but it is not easy. The hike in is 2.5 miles of steady uphill, with no significant level portions, on a semi-improved...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Overlook Mountain is a must hike for those that want to have a spectacular view of the Hudson Valley. It's quite a steep climb so be prepared with good walking shoes and plenty of water. And remember to stop and look at the ruins of...More

Thank M1227SOjeanm
Reviewed 27 July 2016

What a beautiful hike and site. I'd recommend going on a clear not to hot day with great visibility.

1  Thank Sandy_Dysard
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I recently went back to hike overlook mountain in Woodstock . It's great to fit in when you're visiting the area since you can do the loop trail from the Tibetan monastery parking lot in under 4 hrs . It's considered a relatively easy hike...More

1  Thank Crackertoe
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We took this 6 mi round trip hike. It was a gradual uphill hike all the way on a gravel, sometimes rough trail. Lot of trees to make it scenic. We enjoyed exploring around the burned remains of an historic hotel about 2/3 the way...More

1  Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Everyone will really love overlook mountain....eight to eighty .just check the beautifull Catskill mountains out from another terrific location in Woodstock! You,ll then wonder why you have not packed your bags ....Woodstock rocks 🚵🏼

Thank Yardbunny
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Great uphill hiking with breathtaking vistas. Bring supplies and good shoes as the trails are somewhat long.

Thank arewethereyet3
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Hike gets easier after 1.5 miles. View is worth the effort. Initial hike is steep. Bring enough food and water. Fire tower is scary. Total trip time was 3:45 min with group of friends. Total time may differ.

Thank Nishitk
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Steady 2.5 mile climb to the top but so worth it. Loved the abandoned late 19th century hotel near the top. Climb the fire tower at the top. The views are spectacular. If you have a fear of heights, you won't be able to do...More

Thank Colleen F
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Supposed to be classed as an easy hike HA HA! Well as an unfit 54 year old I can say it was a slog but well worth it, the views from the top were breathtaking( if you've got any breath left). I hiked with 4...More

1  Thank SheffieldSparky
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4 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
17 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
5 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