Cornish Estate Trail

Cold Spring, New York 10516

Cornish Estate Trail

Cornish Estate Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Formerly owned by Edward G. Cornish, late chairman of the National Lead Company, the land here once boasted a fabulous estate and dairy farm spanning several hundred acres. Built in the 1920s utilizing stones from nearby Breakneck Ridge, the property was occupied by the Cornish family until the mid-1940s, and later devastated by fire in 1956. Featuring significant remnants of former buildings and a fabulous view over the Hudson River, this route offers the hiker and canine an opportunity to glimpse the challenging ridges of both Breakneck and Bull Hill."

More Cornish Estate Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The lush emerald views from the top of this challenging trail remind you why you love Hudson Valley hiking. If you’ve never ventured into Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve, consider this loop trail as an overview of the park and the many riches you will find here.

The Cornish Estate Trail is an easy walk to the ruins of a once- majestic estate; the Undercliff Trail climbs to a combined scramble and rock- hop over a boulder- strewn trail corridor, finally rewarding you with sprawling views of the river and valley below; and the Washburn Trail features lots of cobbles that roll under your feet with each step."

Cornish Estate Trail Reviews

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This hike is a good choice if you like New York History. You can see the ruins of an old estate owned by the Cornish family (hence the trail name). There's also a waterfall The trail isn't difficult but there a few steep sections. Try hiking it counter-clockwise which is a bit easier.

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Trail Information

Cold Spring
Nearby City
510 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5 hours
90 feet
Trailhead Elevation
600 feet
Top Elevation
Additional Use
Hudson Highlands State Park
Local Contacts
USGS West Point
Local Maps