Millbrook Ridge Trail

Mohonk Preserve, New York

Elevation Gain2,020ft
Trailhead Elevation1,004ft
Elevation Min/Max1004/1615ft
Elevation Start/End1004/1004ft

Millbrook Ridge Trail

Millbrook Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Ulster County, New York. It is within Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park Preserve. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 1,004 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,020 feet. The Bayards, Millbrook, and Near Trapps cliffs and Hawkwatch, Millbrook Crag, and other viewpoints can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Millbrook Mountain Viewpoint and Millbrook Mountain (elevation 1,604 feet). There are also restrooms near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Trapps Trail, Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road, Bayard's Path and Millbrook Cross-Path.

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Peter Kick
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"A long and fascinating hike passes through glacial cobble fields and pitch-pine balds next to the sheer cliffs of Millbrook Mountain." Read more

Millbrook Ridge Trail Reviews

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This is a pretty long daytrip. Many options exist, and opps to cut the trip short. Gertrude is not an easy girl to visit. Using the Milbrook Ridge trail, you are treated to many vistas. By the time you reach the Milbrook Summit, many would want to turn back. Don't. The extra mile each way is worth it. Gertie has a beutiful nose, and lunch on the ledge was quite peaceful. There is an apparently easier approach to the nose via the lake, I've heard. If you want the max experience for your dayhike, opt for the ridge loop. The trail wasn't technical, but the cracks in the ground can do damage if you aren't careful.

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Trail Information

Mohonk Preserve
Nearby City
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
USGS Gardiner; USGS Naponoch
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Dec 2018