North Lookout at Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Gazebo at the North Lookout - Photo by Daniel Chazin Gazebo at the North Lookout - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike traverses less-used parts of the preserve, passing remains of historic settlements and the panoramic North Lookout.

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From the parking area, walk back (past the kiosk) onto Upper 27 Knolls Road. Almost immediately, you will see a sign marking the trailhead of the Chapel Trail. Turn right and follow a wide mowed path across a field. Soon, the trail enters the woods. You will note some blue blazes on the trees, but the blazing is relatively infrequent.

After a level section, the trail begins a...

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Trip Reports

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June 22, 2019
relatively easy hike
This 1st half of this hike is more or less level and the old woods roads are easy to navigate. Once you pass the power lines and houses the trails become very well maintained gravel carriage roads that are used by bikers and horseback riders. The rangers even ride around in little 4 wheelers picking up after the horses! Very civilized! The only viewpoint on this trail is the North Lookout gazebo. One word of caution..I took the Rock Rift Trail after missing the Glen Anna Trail. Rock Rift is a ridiculously tough trail with tiny passages filled with mosquitoes. At one point it was so dark I needed my flashlight. Luckily I found an escape route after spotting the Glen Anna Trail about half way through.
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