Summer Hiking near the Catskills Mountains

Lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to hit the hiking trails this summer at Minnewaska Lodge. We invite families, friends, and those looking for a rejuvenating getaway to recharge in nature with breathtaking views of the Catskills Mountains while hiking the trails near our Gardiner lodging. Whether you're hoping to picnic near Minnewaska Lake with the family, challenge yourself with a workout, or venture along the best Catskills hiking trails, we've got you covered!

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a nature lover’s dream with 27 scenic trails for hiking, biking, and running! There are many overlook points on the trails where you can delight in the mesmerizing views of the Catskill Mountains during your trek. Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail is a stunning well-groomed path for all skill levels that features breathtaking views of Minnewaska Lake throughout the 1.9-mile loop. During your venture, there are many opportunities to explore your curiosity of the area with various trails that intersect the path. For those wanting a bit more substance while hiking, the Lake Minnewaska Awosting Falls trail is a one-mile, out and back hike that features a cascading waterfall surrounded by greenery and wildflowers!


Mohonk Preserve

While on your Hudson Valley vacations, take a stroll through the pristine wilderness at the Mohonk Preserve, which includes 29 hiking trails. Stretch your legs with a challenging hike on Bonticous Crag Trail, a local favorite that has various elevations where you’ll even be subject to boulder hopping, known as “the rock scramble,” if you’re up for a workout! The rock scramble may look intimidating, but as you climb up boulders to the top of the rock you’ll feel as though you’re on nature’s playground! Once at the top, you’ll have breathtaking panoramic views of the Catskills Mountains, which will be the most memorable experience on your vacations in New York.


Catskills Hiking Trails

When you’re ready to expand your day of hiking, set out to the Catskills Mountains. Here’s a list of the top-rated Catskills hiking trails just waiting to be explored:

Tranquil Gardiner NY Hotels

When you’re looking for things to do in New York, escape the busy city life and head to our peaceful Minnewaska Lodge for an unparalleled hiking experience! As you immerse yourself in these Catskills hiking trails, you’ll feel a sense of tranquility and connection to Mother Nature throughout your journey. Start each morning with our complimentary breakfast and a freshly prepared cup of coffee for the perfect way to gear up before an adventurous day of hiking. Surround yourself with the mesmerizing views of forestry when choosing a room with a balcony. Our staff is awaiting your arrival at our beautiful Minnewaska Lodge, and we’re ready to help you find the accommodations to suit your needs. Give us a call at 1-845-255-1110!