The Labyrinth

Ulster County, New York

Elevation Gain565ft
Trailhead Elevation1,348ft
Elevation Min/Max1247/1513ft
Elevation Start/End1348/1336ft

The Labyrinth

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. This trail connects with the following: Staircliff Path.

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."

The Labyrinth Reviews

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This hike does not disappoint. I went with my two sons, aged 10 and 7, and we had a blast. We took the 5.5 mile figure 8 "loop" described on another site. Followed the guide to the letter. The hike to the House afforded some nice views, but nothing beat the Lemon squeeze and the view from the top. No trail like this in the Northeast, in my opinion. Make sure you go on a dry day- the rocks can get slippery. Pictures to follow.
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This is a great hike for people who want a challenge and are experienced.There are 3 different ways to get to the top, which has an incredible view. I suggest watching videos on utube, which mostly feature the most difficult trail before deciding to go on this hike. If ur like me and the 3 guys I went with, your heart will be pounding within the first 5 minutes!

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Trail Information

Ulster County
Nearby City
NY-NJ Trail Conference Map 10A
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018