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Gems in Lower Hudson Valley - 1

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gem Favorite Big Bish Falls from above.

Bash Bish Falls

(3) Sheffield, MA

Recommended Routes in Lower Hudson Valley - 51

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Favorite View from an overlook just off the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bear Mountain Loop

3.7 mi 5.9 km 1,121' Up 341.56 m Up 1,120' Down 341.52 m Down

Fort Mo…, NY
Favorite Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Difficult

Breakneck Ridge Bypass

2.8 mi 4.5 km 1,129' Up 344.21 m Up 1,135' Down 346.08 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite The view near the top of Storm King Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Storm King Mountain

2.4 mi 3.9 km 455' Up 138.62 m Up 460' Down 140.21 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite Wait, I can’t see!
Difficult

Peanut Leap Cascade into Giant Stairs

4.2 mi 6.8 km 744' Up 226.9 m Up 746' Down 227.28 m Down

Northvale, NJ
Favorite Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Difficult

Breakneck Ridge to Sugarloaf Mountain Loop

6.1 mi 9.9 km 1,490' Up 454.2 m Up 1,483' Down 451.97 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite Raven Rocks overlook panorama.
Difficult

Rock Trail (RT) Loop

7.0 mi 11.3 km 1,035' Up 315.48 m Up 1,034' Down 315.22 m Down

Pound R…, NY
Favorite View of the Hudson and Bear Mountain Bridge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Popolopen Gorge - Timp-Torne Loop

4.3 mi 7.0 km 1,157' Up 352.56 m Up 1,092' Down 332.84 m Down

Fort Mo…, NY
Favorite View from Anthony's Nose,  across the Hudson looking at Bear Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Anthony's Nose to Bear Mountain Bridge

6.0 mi 9.6 km 1,446' Up 440.79 m Up 1,446' Down 440.69 m Down

Fort Mo…, NY
Favorite It's a bit of a scramble making your way up this part near the summit.
Intermediate/Difficult

Harriman State Park Loop

7.4 mi 11.9 km 1,154' Up 351.59 m Up 1,144' Down 348.81 m Down

Sloatsburg, NY

Lower Hudson Valley Hiking

  • 1,255 Miles 2,020 Kilometers of Trail
  • 52 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 101 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 212 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 28 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Lower Hudson Valley - 289

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4.1 mi 6.6 km #1Breakneck Ridge Trail
Difficult
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Difficult
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 27 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #2Shore Trail (White): The Giant Stairs
Difficult
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Difficult
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
25.5 mi 41.0 km #3Empire State Trail: Maybrook Trailway Section
Easy
Brewster, NY
Easy
Brewster, NY
22.7 mi 36.5 km #4Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail
Very Difficult
Suffern, NY
Very Difficult
Suffern, NY
10.1 mi 16.3 km #5Ramapo Dunderberg (R-D) Trail
Difficult
Sloatsburg, NY
Difficult
Sloatsburg, NY
4.3 mi 6.8 km #6Perkins Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
3.6 mi 5.8 km #7Menomine Trail
Intermediate
Harriman, NY
Intermediate
Harriman, NY
14.6 mi 23.5 km #8South County Trail
Easy
Tarrytown, NY
Easy
Tarrytown, NY
1.9 mi 3.1 km #9North County Trailway: Law Park South to Route 117
Intermediate
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Intermediate
Briarcliff Manor, NY
1.2 mi 2.0 km #10Nawahunta Fire Road
Easy
Harriman, NY
Easy
Harriman, NY

Photos of Lower Hudson Valley - 618

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Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Apr 23, 2015 near Cornwal…, NY
Breakneck Ridge III
Apr 23, 2015 near Cornwal…, NY
Arguably the best view in Harriman State Park NY, just off Lichen Trail looking west
Nov 12, 2018 near Harriman, NY
View of the Hudson and Bear Mountain Bridge.
May 23, 2019 near Fort Mo…, NY
Long Path/red trail
Apr 22, 2021 near South N…, NY
Remnants of an old rocking chair along the ridge.
Jul 18, 2017 near Beacon, NY
Morning mist
Sep 27, 2019 near Fort Mo…, NY
The sun sets on Popolopen Torne.
Feb 2, 2017 near Fort Mo…, NY