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Outdoor Adventures at Mohonk

The Hudson Valley is known for its lush forests and mountainous landscape. Mohonk Mountain House offers a variety of ways to enjoy this natural beauty. Explore miles of protected forest and scenic hiking trails, master the art of archery, or sharpen your outdoor survival skills.


Via Ferrata & Pinnacle Ledge Tour

Opening April 1, 2024


The first & only via ferrata in the Shawangunk Mountains, the east coast’s premier Rock-Climbing destination. Embark on a thrilling adventure like no other at Mohonk with our via ferrata experiences, offering a blend of rock climbing, cable traverses, and aerial staircases for an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of the Shawangunk Mountains.

Mohonk Golf Course

Outdoor Sports

Open Seasonally 

Golf on our Scottish-inspired course, play a round or two of tennis, mountain bike through our extensive trail network, and more!


Mohonk Stables

Late April – Late November

Explore miles of wooded forest and mountain vistas by horseback or carriage. Our experienced staff and friendly, well-trained horses will guide you on an unforgettable journey across our historic property.

Alpine Endeavors Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing in the Hudson Valley

Year Round, weather permitting

Mohonk offers some of the best rock climbing in the Northeast. Take in breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley as you scale the heights of the Shawangunk Ridge.


Explore our Trails

Year Round, weather permitting

Mohonk Mountain House offers over 85 miles of hiking trails, ranging from beginner to advanced levels of difficulty. Our hiking trails are the perfect resort outdoor activity for our guests of all ages to participate in and see the most breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley.


Guided Hikes

Daily 10am & 2pm | Year Round, weather permitting

Discover Mohonk’s natural history and indigenous wildlife on a guided hike.

Call 845-256-2186 to book a private hiking experience for an additional fee.

Hiking Trails - Hudson Valley - Mohonk Mountain House

Rock Scrambles

Mid-April – Mid-November, Weather permitting

Mohonk is famous for its Lemon Squeeze, which lies within the Labyrinth rock scramble. Climb through naturally-formed boulders to reach iconic views of the Hudson Valley.

Archery - Outdoor Activities - Hudson Valley Getaway - Mohonk


Late March – Late October

Archery is the ancient art of awareness, precision, and survival. Learn how to quiet your mind and focus your aim in this tranquil, natural setting.

Ages 13+. 24 hour advanced sign up is required. To sign up, please call the Recreation Office at 845-256-2186 .

Tomahawk Throwing in Upstate New York

Tomahawk Throwing

Late March – Late October

Learn how to adapt to changing conditions and master the art of balance, aim, and power.

Ages 13+. 24 hour advanced sign-up is required, space is limited to 30 participants per session. To sign up, please call the Recreation Office at 845-256-2186 .


Guided Nature Experiences

Year Round, weather permitting

 Join us for one of our guided nature walks.  Ask questions, discover (and taste!) edible plants and flowers, learn to identify local wildlife, and more.

Call 845-256-2186 to book a private guided nature tour.

Must-Do Hikes

Labyrinth + Lemon Squeeze Rock Scramble: Strenuous. Suggested for 8 and up. From the Lake Porch, begin on Lake Shore Road. Labyrinth opening is located directly across the Lake from the Mountain House. Featuring narrow crevices and rock formations that demand agility and nimbleness, this unique trail presents adventurers with a combination of natural beauty, physical challenge, and a touch of adventure. Return via Sky Top Road to pass Lily Pond. (1.1 miles)

Sky Top Tower: Mild. From the Lake Porch, take Sky Top Path until you reach the Tower. On a clear day, six states can be seen from the observation deck. Return via Sky Top Road to pass Lily Pond. (1.1 miles)

Eagle Cliff: Mindfulness Hike – Virtually guided by Nina Smiley Ph.D.: Easy. From the Valet Porch, take Eagle Cliff Road past the Tennis Courts for an easy-moderate walk through the lush forests. Scan QR codes along the way at summerhouses & look-outs to be guided through a mindfulness exercise with Nina Smiley Ph.D. herself. (1.7 miles)

Copes Lookout: Easy. From the Valet Porch, take Copes Lookout Road past the Tennis Courts to the Scenic Vista at the end of the road loop. Return via Copes Lookout Path. (1 mile)

Around the Lake: Easy. From the Valet Porch, start toward Eagle Cliff, then descend the stairs to the Bathing Beach. Turn right and take Undercliff Path to the cool woods at the southern end of the Lake. Return via Forest Drive and Lake Shore Path and Road. (1 mile)

Mohonk Spring: Easy. From the Lake Porch, pass the boat dock and head across the wooden bridge. After the sign to the Labyrinth, turn left on Spring Path to the Mohonk Spring, once used as the source of the resort’s drinking water. Return via Forest Drive and Lake Shore Road. (1 mile)

Mohonk View of Sky Top Tower from Eagle Cliff

100 Years of Sky Top Tower

Standing tall since 1923, Sky Top Tower was originally constructed to be used as a forest fire lookout station. Earlier versions of the tower had succumbed to the elements, and after the passing of Mohonk’s founder, Albert K. Smiley, a committee of guests formed a plan for a memorial tower in his honor. The tower was constructed out of excavated stone from the ridge it resides on. The excavation left a large pit directly under the tower, which was then converted into a working reservoir, which is still in place today.

Don’t see the activity that you’re looking for? Our recreation team is here to answer your questions. Call us at 845-256-2186 or email us at [email protected].

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