Nature February 12, 2017
The One Place In New York That Must Be Seen To Be Believed
Incredible natural wonders can be found all throughout New York, many of which happen to be jaw-dropping rock formations. From
Rock City Park in Olean where you can find the largest formation of Quartz conglomerate in the entire world to Panama Rocks Scenic Park where you can explore passageways and towering boulders, we’re home to some truly magnificent outdoor adventures. But if there’s one place that’s guaranteed to steal your breath away? It’s the insane rock scrambling that’s waiting for you at Bonticou Crag.
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Just one of the many unbelievable trails you can explore within the Mohonk Preserve, taking on the rock scramble that is the Bonticou Crag is one that will earn yourself a pat on the back.
To get to this trail, you'll have to pay the $12 fee that it costs to enter to the Mohonk Preserve. While you may feel turned off by having to pay for this adventure, we assure you that this hike is worth every penny.
To find out more about the fees for entering the Mohonk Preserve, click here.
A 2.3-mile long loop, once you park you'll begin hiking along the Crag Trail that will take past beautiful open fields and through the forest.
It won't be long before you reach the Bonticou Crag Ascent Path, this is where the real fun begins!
Before you know it, you'll be standing in front of the biggest pile of rocks and boulders that you've ever laid your eyes on.
To see what it's like to experience this part of the hike, click here to watch footage of these explorers taking on the scramble!
Yellow trail markers will lead you up this enormous rock pile, generally taking hikers anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to complete this entire scramble.
It's this intense part of the hike that earns itself a Hard difficulty rating. While the overall scramble is short, it's one that is more steep than you could imagine.
After you completing this unforgettable scramble, you'll be able to look down upon the gorgeous natural wonder that you just tackled.
From the top of these gorgeous cliffs, you'll have endless panoramic views of the Shawangunks and Wallkill Valley.
Bonticou Crag is the perfect place to visit if you're looking to explore the unique terrain that the Catskills have to offer.
So, who's ready to conquer their fear of heights and take an adventure to one of the most beautiful locations in this area of New York?
Because this place is so extraordinary, it's one that sees quite a bit of traffic during our summer months. If you decide to visit during the summer, you'll want to arrive as early as possible to avoid any crowds. The Catskills is known for being the best place to go rock climbing in New York, but not all of us are cut out for that thrilling activity. Hiking the Bonticou Crag is a great way to experience the area's terrain while still keeping your feet on the ground.
To get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Bonticou Crag, watch this amazing aerial footage captured by
Chris O’Riley on YouTube:
This isn’t the only jaw-dropping hike that you can experience at the Mohonk Preserve. If you’re looking to test your fears even further, then read about how
Everyone In New York Should Try This Insane Hike At Least Once!