Join us as we hike through the Labyrinth & experience the Lemon Squeeze at Mohonk Mountain
A little over an hour from the sky scrapers of NYC and awaits a great day hike around Mohonk Mountain (Shawangunk). Sitting in the middle of a vast estate, the Mohonk Mountain House is surrounded by hiking trails. While there are many noteworthy trails on the estate, the Labyrinth trail is one of the most popular for good reason. It packed full of climbing ladders and crevices that you have crawl through. Additionally there the views of the surrounding area are great, especially from the Skytop Tower which the Labyrinth trail brings you too. We hiked to and from the parking lot but If you want to jump straight into the Labyrinth, there is a shuttle from the parking to the Mountain House which brings you near the start of the Labyrinth. Upon entry (and paying your hiking pass fee), you are provided with a detailed map. Special thanks to TravelXena for joining me on this hike.
Location: New Paltz, NY
GPS Trail Head Coordinates (Labyrinth): 41.766607, -74.155060
Season (video): Summer
Weather Conditions (video): Overcast
Trail (video): Huguenot trail, Whitney Road, North Lookout Road, Glen Anina Path, Fox Path, Bruin Path, Labyrinth, Sky Top road
Views: Trees, Lakes, Mountains, Crevices, Rock Faces, Mohonk Mountain House
State Park: N/A, private estate
Access: Car Parking Lot at entrance/gatehouse
Location: 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
Recommended Supplies: 2 x 600mL bottles of water or sports drink, a small snack, map, compass & first aid kit.
Other: Day Hike, Backpacking, Bird Watching, Rock Scrambles, Ladders
Fee (trails only): $20 (weekday), $25 (weekend/holiday) as of August 2013
Safety Direction (if lost): Climb up. Look for the Mountain House or Sky Top Tower and head towards them.