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The Labyrinth at Mohonk Preserve was a favorite annual family challenge when I was a kid. A bunch of us are going to tackle it again in a couple of weeks. I was probably 11 the last time I did it. It's not for everybody but most people seem to handle the scrambling ok anyway.
It is unique. I know Bulldog will love this.
Once committed, there is no backing out. Best to leave your daypack at the beginning and pick it up later. Nobody steals there.
These people enter the labyrinth at the 1:30 minute mark.
Actually you can bail out at around the half way point after the hard part of the scramble. There are a set of stairs that lead you up to a paved path. Once you get through the first scramble and hit a "clearing" of sorts and flat ground and trees you will see a big wooden stairway that will lead up to a paved road where you can either walk back up to the tower or walk back down.
The second half is hard too but it's not going over and under boulders. It's just walking across huge boulders until you get to the Lemon Squeeze.