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“Breathtaking views, fire tower, steep climb, all worth it!”
Review of Overlook Mountain

Overlook Mountain
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in the Catskill park region, Overlook Mountain beckons nature lovers with its trails and campgrounds.
Reviewed 30 September 2011

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Woodstock area. It is steep as all get out, but the reward is remarkable. Kids have an easier time scrambling up than I do, but I still love it as an adult. It is a wide path that narrows at the summit and meanders in different directions. You can walk through or around the old Mountainhouse, very cool. Then wander up to the tippy top and check out the fire tower and timber rattler(s).
Parking is limited so get there early.

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Reviewed 6 June 2011

Me and some friends went for the day mid April, surprised to find knee deep snow but it was worth trekking through it to get to the top. Bring water and take breaks but end result is worthwhile.

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Reviewed 28 May 2010

A hike up Overlook Mountain is a great way to spend a few hours in the morning. Be sure to bring plenty of water and use the bathroom in the village of Woodstock before venturing up. There are no facilities at the trail head, nor are there facilities on any point of your hike. There is indeed an overlook and a fire tower with majestic views of the Hudson Valley and Catskills, and on my last hike the only thing making any noise nearby was a white-tailed deer.

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Reviewed 23 October 2007

The view is definitely worth the hike but it was not as easy as I'd thought it would be. It's very steep and although I'm only 21 I have asthma and had no water with me so it was rough. After several breaks and almost turning around to quit I made it to the top. The sights from the fire tower were amazing and I saw extremely far as it was a clear summer day. I think I would like to do it again despite the hardship; I'm proud I made it.

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Reviewed 25 October 2014
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