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Overlook Mountain

131 Ohayo Mountain Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498-2518
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Great view of the Landscape

This mountain houses the original Art Colony, Byrdcliffe, There is a train to the summit from... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Woodstock, New York
Beautiful views

We drove up Overlook Mountain and parked at the monastery. Instead of hiking up to the fire tower... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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Located in the Catskill park region, Overlook Mountain beckons nature lovers with its trails and campgrounds.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“fire tower” (85 reviews)
“great hike” (16 reviews)
“abandoned hotel” (15 reviews)
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131 Ohayo Mountain Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498-2518
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

This mountain houses the original Art Colony, Byrdcliffe, There is a train to the summit from which you can see 5 states. .It is relatively simple for hardy individuals and worth the effort

1  Thank dfsnyld
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We drove up Overlook Mountain and parked at the monastery. Instead of hiking up to the fire tower, we walked down the Dharma Path to the little pond (it was just easier with a 2-year-old). The Dharma Path is bordered with prayer flags, and at...More

3  Thank MsAmy180
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Beautiful views! We were greeted by a volunteer at the Fire Tower (which you can go up, and see the views), who explained to us where everything was, and told us to watch out for rattlesnakes (yikes!). He was very friendly and easy to talk...More

1  Thank Adrienne B
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

As real hiking goes this is a steep, but short hike. If you balance the view vs. effort this is the best hike you can do! The views are spectacular! Use the fire tower if it is open (usually on the weekend)

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I took this hike on a beautiful summer day - temps in the high 70's and lowish humidity. I recommend this hike - but it is not easy. The hike in is 2.5 miles of steady uphill, with no significant level portions, on a semi-improved...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Overlook Mountain is a must hike for those that want to have a spectacular view of the Hudson Valley. It's quite a steep climb so be prepared with good walking shoes and plenty of water. And remember to stop and look at the ruins of...More

Thank M1227SOjeanm
Reviewed 27 July 2016

What a beautiful hike and site. I'd recommend going on a clear not to hot day with great visibility.

1  Thank Sandy_Dysard
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I recently went back to hike overlook mountain in Woodstock . It's great to fit in when you're visiting the area since you can do the loop trail from the Tibetan monastery parking lot in under 4 hrs . It's considered a relatively easy hike...More

1  Thank Crackertoe
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We took this 6 mi round trip hike. It was a gradual uphill hike all the way on a gravel, sometimes rough trail. Lot of trees to make it scenic. We enjoyed exploring around the burned remains of an historic hotel about 2/3 the way...More

1  Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Everyone will really love overlook mountain....eight to eighty .just check the beautifull Catskill mountains out from another terrific location in Woodstock! You,ll then wonder why you have not packed your bags ....Woodstock rocks 🚵🏼

Thank Yardbunny
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4 July 2017|
Response from REALGrunge | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the trailhead by car, but you must walk up a 2.5 mile former carriage road to get to the actual summit of Overlook Mountain
Jack V
17 May 2017|
Response from Jane D | Reviewed this property |
There is always people, but if it's crowded is hard to speculate. Maybe during the week while kids are in school before school is out would be good time to go. Once school is out the tourists come from all over. Camping... More
Oday M
5 May 2017|
Response from Vinod S | Reviewed this property |
Well we took a car up to the starting point of the hike and it was pretty windy and steep, and it may have been 2.5-3 miles from flat ground... probably further from Woodstock. Seems pretty difficult to bike, and definitely... More