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Storm King Mountain

 4.6 (14)

Length


2.4 Miles 3.9 Kilometers


455' 139 m

Ascent

-460' -140 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

1,350' 411 m

High

971' 296 m

Low

Shared By John Maurizi

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Hike to the top of Storm King Mountain and enjoy the great views of Hudson Highland State Park.

John Maurizi

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Features Fall Colors · Views

Overview

This loop has some great views of the Hudson River and Hudson Highland State Park. It does have an initial steep hike to the top of Butter Hill, but the rewarding views at the top are well worth the effort.

Need to Know

Parking at trailhead gets very crowded. This is a very popular hike on weekends and during fall.

Description

This loop starts from the Butter Hill - Storm King parking lot on Route 9W. Follow the orange-blazed Butter Hill Trail until it merges onto the Highlands Trail (blue markers)/Stillman Trail (yellow markers). Follow this trail for one mile until you reach the top of Storm King Mountain where you can catch your breath and enjoy the great views of Hudson Highlands State Park across the river.

To complete the loop, turn right on the white-blazed By-Pass Trail for 0.4 miles. This trail ends on the Howell Trail, which you follow for a very short distance until you reach the Connector Trail which also has white markers. Follow this for another 0.5 miles to return to the parking lot.

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Nov 3, 2018
Stephen Chuang
Oct 28, 2018
Max Baria
Oct 14, 2018
Stasya Chernyshova
Oct 13, 2018
James Bao
Sep 22, 2018
Scott Bush
Great hike with many views!
Aug 14, 2018
Chris Urtz
Less crowded and easier than Breakneck, but you get some pretty nice views.
Aug 11, 2018
Steven JM
Jul 15, 2018
Jian Li
Very nice views, but very confusing signs to keep track of the trail. 3.5mi

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  4.6 from 14 votes

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