Overlook Mountain Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,376' 419 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,131' 954 m
Low: 1,756' 535 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“This is a pleasant trail to Overlook Mountain with great views from the fire tower and scenic overlook.”— Mirek Wierzbicki
From the start, you'll run on a graded gravel road, following red blazes, all the way to the top. After 1.8 miles, you'll see the ruins of the Overlook Mountain House. From here, it's just a short half mile to the fire tower on top of Overlook Mountain.
After enjoying a quick view from the terra firma, climb the metal tower and see the great views from up top. On a clear day, you can see the Hudson River, Ashokan Reservoir, and the Catskill Mountains.
Pro Tip: Pop on a pair of snowshoes and tackle this trail in the winter to have it practically all to yourself. While the spring, summer, and fall each bring a slightly different character to the views, the winter makes the surrounding area look utterly magical.
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