Undercliff Overcliff at Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve. Gardiner, NY


Follow this pleasant loop trail skirting the base of the rock climbing cliffs for spectacular views of climbers and the valley below. Heading east, follow the right fork in the carriage road, which will put you on the Undercliff Road. This road follows the base of the very popular rock climbing area of the Shawangunks. Continue over the level carriage road for two-and-a-quarter miles to Rhododendron Bridge (a junction of numerous paths). At Rhododendron Bridge, make a left onto the Overcliff Road for the two-and-a-quarter mile return to Trapps Bridge. From New Paltz, head west out of town on 299 for 5.8 miles to the end. Turn right onto Route 44/55. Continue up the hill, and look for the West Trapps Trailhead parking on your right.