"This area of the Mohonk Preserve is popular with hikers, mountain climbers, and cross-country skiers. The 5-mile loop consists of two wide, hard-packed dirt roads known as the Undercliff and Overcliff Roads. The tour of the Trapps should not be left out of any mountain biker’s itinerary of the Shawangunk Mountains. The scenery is awesome. These two roads encircle dizzying, craggy ledges that rise hundreds of feet, with panoramic views of distant farmland and river valleys. This fairly level ride is not technically challenging, and its smoothness, good condition, and gentle rolling grades provide opportunities to shift your gaze from the ground and peer out across the landscape. This area has a universal appeal to bikers of all skill levels. Beginners will be exhilarated by the accessibility of such scenery. The more experienced rider will appreciate the opportunity to get in some fast doubletrack riding. You can also network into the Mohonk Lake area’s trail system, readily accessed via the Rhododendron Bridge at the end of Undercliff Road. Undercliff Road follows the 2,000-foot Shawangunk Mountain Ridge with wide-open views of the Wallkill River Valley and all its wineries and farms. Located about 90 miles north of Manhattan on the New York State Thruway to Exit 18, near the town of New Paltz. This loop basically follows the contours of the land at an elevation of about 1,000'. There are a few short, graded hills to climb, but nothing too strenuous."