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Bonticou Road

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 4.3 (3)

A carriage road that loops through meadow and woods offering access to amazing views along the way.


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3.6

Miles

5.7

KM

99%

Runnable

1,131' 345 m

High

967' 295 m

Low

79' 24 m

Up

242' 74 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The section that goes through Mountain Rest Golf Course is closed from April to November.

Description

Bonticou Road begins near the wooden bridge by Mountain Rest Golf Course. It continues through the golf course (note restriction above), and then into Mohonk Preserve property. It departs the golf course and then traverses the side of a steep hill. The first intersection is with a road teeing in from the right and leading to the Northeast Trail. After another mile or so, Cedar Drive intersects from the left. Just a few hundred yards further, Bonticou Path (red-blazes) tees in from the right. Bonticou Road now begins a loop towards Bonticou Crag. At the apex of the loop, a yellow-blazed trail called Bonticou Ascent Path heads straight up a talus pile to a notch in the bluff, providing access and a beautiful view from the top of the crag.

Bonticou Road continues its loop and intersects Cedar Drive again, this time as a four-way intersection. Crag Trail (red blazes) also intersects here. Continue straight on Bonticou Road. Spring Farm Road will intersect from the right, and then continue to the left. At this intersection, keep right on Bonticou Road. From here the carriage-road crosses Mohonk Road (Country Road 6) and enters Mohonk Mountain House property. Bonticou Road dead ends into a three-way intersection with North Lookout Road on the left and Rock Rift Road on the right.

Contacts

Land Manager: Mohonk Preserve

Shared By:

Gunks Jesse

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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This is one of the difficult parts along the Bonticou Ascent Path.
Apr 27, 2017 near New Paltz, NY
Enjoy this view of the Catskills from the top of the scramble.
Feb 1, 2017 near New Paltz, NY
The beginning of the rock scramble to gain the ridge at Bonticou Crag
May 5, 2015 near New Paltz, NY
The group's still smiling as we make our way up the scramble.
Feb 1, 2017 near New Paltz, NY
Climbing the scramble
Aug 30, 2018 near New Paltz, NY
The trail to the crag can be beautiful when covered with leaves.
Feb 1, 2017 near New Paltz, NY

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