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Trail

2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 455' 139 m
Descent: -460' -140 m
High: 1,350' 411 m
Low: 971' 296 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by John Maurizi

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

John Maurizi

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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May 31, 2019
JulieAnn Dean-Power
May 19, 2019
Marjorie Linares
May 18, 2019
Mike Lee
Apr 23, 2019
JulieAnn Dean-Power
Took extra trails for scenic vistas 3.6mi — 3h 30m
Apr 6, 2019
Ida LaLuz
Mar 24, 2019
vingiano
Feb 23, 2019
Miguel Gutierrez
Nov 3, 2018
Stephen Chuang

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  4.6 from 16 votes

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#6

in New York

#281

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