HARDEST rock scramble EVER (partially because I haven’t done many 😉 but also because it was hard!)
This was an amazing challenge and one I simply cannot believe we completed. Luckily I did not know about it ahead of time! (Yes, I do trust Ron to make plans without details).
There were so many rocks and a few spots that had ladders to help you climb up/over. There were spots to crawl over, spots to crawl under and spots we barely fit through 🤭. The end was called The Crevice – and boy was it steep and narrow!
Not sure how we will feel tomorrow but I am sure I have at least 3 new bruises and found muscles I forgot I had! But the good news…no broken bones!
The resort where this trail resides is an amazing property Mohonk Mountain House. We hung around and had an amazing lunch! I would love to go back someday and spend more time … and go to the spa!
If you’ve watched Billions this property was featured in Season 5 Episode 2. The Mike conference was held here.
Take the rocky direct Fox Path and the Bruin Trail/Path:
Hugeonot Trail – Whitney Road – North Lookout Road – Glen Anna Path – Fox Path – Bruin Path – Hugeonot Drive – Lake Shore Road – Labyrinth and Lemon Squeeze to Sky Top Tower… then, Sky Top Path back to lake – [add a stroll around the lake using Lake Shore and Undercliff ] – Hugeonot Drive – Bruin Path – Fox Path – Glen Anna Path – North Lookout Road – Whitney Road – Hugeonot Trail.
Parking: N41.77899° W74.13591°
Book in advance! Open for hiking from 7am. The Parking Lot to start our hike is just after the Mohonk Mountain Gate House (Garden Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561). It’s a large lot that has plenty of parking on weekdays early morning – we parked in “C” lot near the stairs (with reservations). We will start there if we DON’T book lunch. We’ll likely hike from the parking lot at the Mohonk Mountain House as guests if we book lunch in advance. Then we’ll have a day pass included. The $35 hike fee per person goes toward lunch.