Know Before You Go
Trailhead: Take NYS Thruway (87) to Exit 20. Get on Rte 212 heading west. When you reach the center of Woodstock, take right on Rock City Road. This road becomes Mead Mountain Road after crossing Glasco Turnpike. The parking area is on the right across from the Buddhist Temple - about 1.5 miles from Rte 212 .The hike is long and strenuous, weaving up the mountain on a gravel road, but ultimately rewarding at the end, with a few more abandoned buildings near the hotel as well as a fire tower a little ways up. About 2.5 miles down the trail from the ruins is a place called Echo Lake that has a few camp sites. It's smart to go camping on Echo Lake and see the ruins on the way.