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Address: Woodstock, NY 12525
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Mountain range in southeast New York that attracts rock climbers, hikers...

Mountain range in southeast New York that attracts rock climbers, hikers and bikers.

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Hard Climb for Seniors

Great place to drive up to but once you arrives the walk on the path for 2 pretty good shape seniors, was a tough. The walk is uphill all the way. 2.5 miles to top. Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
Katie L
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Dallas, Texas, Usa

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Dallas, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Great place to drive up to but once you arrives the walk on the path for 2 pretty good shape seniors, was a tough. The walk is uphill all the way. 2.5 miles to top. Beautiful wooded surroundings. Loose gravel on path sorta a problem coming down hill all the way. We made it halfway. It was pretty hot in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The "Gunks" are beautiful and challenging and great for climbers and those who love to watch the climbers- very very scenic

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We did the blue trail and then down the swimming hole. Steep scrambling for the kids but they made it. Views were amazing and water was freezing!

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Climb a rock wall or take a casual hike. Beautiful scenes of the mountains and the wildlife and wild flowers. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Hike the Gunks! The carriage road to see the climbers is worth it - 5 miles but an easy walk. Would have liked to see Minniwaska State Park but it was closed due to fire situation. Glad for the rain.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Great place for hikers, the geology of the Shawangunk Ridge is spectacular. Easy hiking opportunities for beginners with more difficult terrain available, too. Make it a point to go for the views, especially in the Fall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Such an amazing place - love the energy in the Gunks and try to get up here as often as I can. So much to do and see in the area and I always wish I had more time.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Gorgeous mountains, set as backdrop to New Paltz, NY. Take a drive up the winding road, pull to the side and hike to the summit. See the beautiful Hudson Valley from way up high. Explore the many lakes, waterfalls & swim areas which are refreshing in summer, beautiful in winter, spring & fall.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We hiked up to the lookout and then walked around the loop trail. It was a beautiful, easy hike to do on our way out of town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

The great mountains for climbing and exploring amazing rock formations and caves are almost always in the West. The "Gunks" is a rare and amazing exception. Close to New York City in the heart of the metropolitan area is this ridge extension of the Adirondacks that includes NJ's Kittatinny and PA's Blue Mountains. It is filled with amazing climbs, rock... More 

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