Columbia Land Conservancy


About Overmountain Conservation Area

Overmountain Conservation Area includes ten miles of trails, a gazebo, and spectacular scenic overlooks of both the Catskill and Taconic Mountain Ranges. This site is being managed for regionally-rare grassland birds, whose populations are threatened. Please keep your dog on a leash to protect them.

Address & Getting There

503 Carson Road, Ancram, NY (Round Ball Trailhead)
138 Catalano Road, Ancram, NY (Kite Hill Trailhead)
The road where the Kite Hill entrance is located variously appears as Cattalino, Catalano, Catalonus, and other alternate spellings, depending on which mapping service you’re using.

Please note Overmountain Road is closed from East Ancram Road to Catalano Road.


Hunting is permitted at Overmountain. Hunters must get permission from CLC, stay 300 feet away from all trails, clearly label stands, and report back at the end of their season. The season begins October 1 and concludes December 20. Hikers are encouraged to stay on the trails at the sites, wear brightly colored clothing (and consider putting gear on your dog!), and hike during the daytime. Virtual tours of Overmountain and Nature Quest are available.

Gazebo TravelStorys tour

Fox Hill TravelStorys tour

Nature Quest TravelStorys tour

Trail Map

Overmountain is a choose your own adventure! Trails include mowed paths, old farm roads, and packed earth. A gazebo is available at the Kite Hill Overlook.