Mohonk Mountain Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze

Join us as we hike through the Labyrinth & experience the Lemon Squeeze at Mohonk Mountain

Rough Terrain Sign

Rough Terrain Sign

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
Difficulty: Moderate
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.

 

 

Mohonk Mountain Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze MAP

  7 comments for “Mohonk Mountain Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze

  1. ELouise
    August 25, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    QUITE A CHALLENGE!

  2. Will
    August 20, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    New hikes coming any time soon????

    • admin
      September 5, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Hopefully one in October

      • Will
        November 29, 2014 at 10:36 pm

        :-(

  3. April
    September 17, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    We are allowed to swim in the lake? Just had to ask

    • admin
      January 9, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Not sure, it was a bit cool for swimming when I went.

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