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2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
70% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,376' 419 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,131' 954 m
Low: 1,756' 535 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Mirek Wierzbicki

This is a pleasant trail to Overlook Mountain with great views from the fire tower and scenic overlook.

Mirek Wierzbicki

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The trailhead for Overlook Mountain is located on Meads Mountain Road in Woodstock. It is a large parking lot that holds about 30 cars, but it does fill up on a summer weekend. As you can imagine from the parking situation, this is a very popular trail!

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.

Flora & Fauna

Timber rattlesnakes and bears have been sighted in this area, so stay alert!

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