Mohonk Preserve Bare Trail and Naked Sunbathing At Split Rock

Getting Some Naked Sun At Split Rock And the Mohonk Preserve
While we still have some beautiful fall days left, I needed to share a clothes-optional spot to go where you can also get your outside / autumn foliage fix! It’s about an hour and half drive from NYC.
We went there on a bright day in August.
The area we went to is a clothes-optional section on the Coxing Trail. The closest parking lot is at the Coxing Trail Head.This lot fills up fast. This was a longer manners away (approx 30 minutes), but a pleasant hike anyway! It’s a relatively simple hike, but sneakers are recommended.
Mohonk Preserve – Split Rock Naked Section
And you are able to remove all clothing and be as freely nude as the wildlife![There is so sadly no established name for this particular region. Many refer to it as Split Rock, though that’s the name of the textile section. More on this later.] A little farther down we located the area where people (mainly guys on this day) hang out on the level stone relaxing out in seats or on towels. It’s in the middle of the woods so there’s a mix of shade and sunlight. The stream of water moves steadily around the rock, creating pools and small waterfalls. So pretty and calm!
However the water was ice cold, so swimming is best reserved for hot summer days. The place is thick with trees and lots of natural plant life for the senses to feast on. Take a look at these orange mushrooms I spotted and a butterfly in movement!
FKK Has Maintained The Naked Section Of Split Rock
Shortly after our visit, I wrote to the Mohonk Preserve to inquire why there isn’t any info on their site relating to this clothing-optional area. Their reply:
“In an attempt to adapt a diverse population of visitors, the clothes-optional area on the Coxing Kill stream is a long standing tradition at the Mohonk Preserve. Only a very small fraction of our visitors reap the benefits of this place.
Over the years we’ve had to manage a particular amount of conflict between a large proportion of our visitors and the group using the clothes-optional area. Many of our members and visitors usually do not believe that this is an appropriate use of our landscape since it’s the potential for bringing families with children into contact with people in the clothing-optional area.
Families have expressed to us their discomfort with this exposure (pun intended) and feel that this place of the Preserve becomes, de facto, off-limits to them. Because we try to balance opportunities for all to love our properties, we do not publicize the clothes-optional area on the Coxing Stream.”
Sounds like they ran into a bit of controversy plus some furious parents. The typical “What about the children!” crap. Thank you, MP, for determining a designated clothing-optional area is suitable.
Now to educate individuals on how uncomplicated nudity really doesn’t hurt children. You would think that with an area set aside, both groups would be able to peacefully coexist. is huge enough! I also do not believe these families realize how very few areas there are to officially skinny dip outside in NY state.
Naked Mushrooms Cooling Naked At The Mohonk Preserve
Anyway, we haven’t been back since August, but I’ll bet it’s young there this time of year! Anyone up for a clothes- ?
Mohonk Preserve Coxing Trail Split Rock Unclothed Section