Overlook Mountain | Saturday, 11/26/2022, 9:30 AM

Overlook Mountain Fire Tower

Overlook Mountain | Saturday, 11/26/2022, 9:30 AM

This is about a 6.5-mile hike from the Meads Meadow Trailhead, using the Overlook Mountain connector to the yellow, then blue to the main Overlook Mountain trail. From there, the trail climbs steadily to the top of Overlook Mountain following an old gravel road to ruins of an old hotel that once transported guests in the late 19th century to the Overlook Mountain House. There are great views from the cliffs on Overlook of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill High Peaks as well as from the top of the fire tower. We’ll break for lunch at another viewpoint where it’s lesser known.


Event Duration:  6.5 miles, 4-5 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate

Leader(s): Siu S Yuen

Bring: bug spray, map and compass (recommended), about 2 liters of water, lunch/snacks, sturdy hiking boots and traction in case of snow/ice.

Registration required by 11/25/22 date.  Register by contacting the leader. See below.

Group size is limited to 12, so register early.

Dogs allowed:  No

Additional InformationRain/snow Date: Sunday, 11/27/2022

Covid-19 Guidelines:  Wear a mask while congregated in the parking lot or at other sites.  Hike single file, following social distancing protocols.  Avoid carpooling except with members of your household. Use your own pen when signing in, or use hand sanitizer.  Note:  As vaccination rates rise, risks decrease. We will phase out these guidelines when rates improve significantly. In the meantime, please protect others and yourself by following these simple, CDC endorsed guidelines.

Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to:  ssyuen@msn.com

Driving Directions: Take RT-28W from Thruway, Exit 19 in Kingston for 6.4 miles, turn right onto NY-375 / State Route 375 (Woodstock), turn left onto NY-212 / Mill Hill Rd for .05 miles, turn right onto Rock City Rd / County Hwy-33 for .06 miles, keep straight onto Meads Mountain Rd for 2 miles where name changes to Macdaniel Rd for the next 0.5 miles and the parking area is on your right.

GPS coordinates:  42.076422,-74.129087

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