The Labyrinth is a hiking trail in Ulster County, New York. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 1,348 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 565 feet. The trail ends near the Skytop cliff and the Albert K. Smiley Memorial Tower. There are also bare rocks near the end of the trail.
The Labyrinth Professional Review and Guide
"Gimme an “L”! Gimme an “A”! Gimme a “B”! Gimme . . . oh, never mind. Just take our word for it—you’ll have something to cheer about when you finally emerge from The Labyrinth onto Sky Top’s summit. The incredible Labyrinth will test everyone’s agility and stamina as it makes hikers climb ladders up cliff walls and squeeze under, scramble over, and snake through a series of fantastic rock formations, gaining 250 feet along the way. Assembling an appropriate group of hikers may be as challenging as the hike itself. Children should be at least ten years old, and all members of the hiking party must be in good physical condition and quite nimble. If you’re not sure your gang qualifies, give it a try. You’ll know within the first 100 feet whether or not you’ll make it. You have the option of turning around and taking the kinder, gentler Sky Top Path, which brings you to the summit near The Labyrinth’s outlet."
--Cynthia Copeland & Thomas Lewis, Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills & Hudson River Valley (The Mountaineers Books).
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