Storm King State Park Trail

Cornwall Landing, New York 10911

Storm King State Park Trail

Storm King State Park Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Sheltered as parkland since the early 1900s, the land currently encompassing Storm King State Park was victim to a rampant forest fire in 1999. Exploding military ammunition was discovered during the fire, and as a result, the park was closed for much of 2000 while clean-up efforts ensued. Today, the park is fully open and offers amazing views of the Hudson River, Bannerman Island, the village of Cold Spring, Constitution Marsh, and numerous other points of interest along the ridges just south of Storm King Mountain. This south loop hike bypasses Butter Hill and Storm King Mountain, but is more lightly traveled."

Storm King State Park Trail Trip Reports

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7/1/2014
Nice view. Slightly strenuous but definitely a lot of fun. Beautiful view and a slight rock scramble at the beginning.
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3/21/2009
Great views looking Northbound of the Hudson river, also of Garrison. Fido is worn out after doing this trail. :) As with all the trails done so far from this author the distance is wrong again. True distance following this route is actually 4.1 miles.
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1/7/2008
Excellent hike! Trails clearly marked, particularly the initial orange trail entrance from parking lot on 9W. A little bit of rock scrambling initially on orange trail up to top of Butter Hill, but since it is on the south side of the mountain, most of the snow & ice had melted. Park Ranger indicated that north side of mountain along the lower Yellow Trail (Stillman Trail), had sections that were under significant ice sheets, so we stayed atop the ridge on the snow-covered Yellow Trail, returning on the easy Bypass Trail, which uses white blazes (actually gray in color). The views along the way were fantastic & our scout troop completed the easy 2—3 mile loop in 3 relaxing hours with several stops. Very little garbage found along the trail. The best Trail map is the West Hudson Trail Map #113 from NY-NJ Trail Conference. Bear Mountain Bridge to parking lot on 9w is about 8.7 miles, not 9.3 miles as found in one hiking book.
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11/26/2007
Starts off rather mellow and flat, quickly elevates on the blue/yellow trail. Great views of the valley, in and out in under 3 hours at a good pace. Avoid the blue/yellow trail if your not ready for some tough hiking. Watch the descent, real sketchy and rocky.
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Trail Information

Cornwall Landing
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.5
Distance
925 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round (except hunting seasons)
Season
1,025 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,175 feet
Top Elevation
Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Local Contacts
USGS West Point
Local Maps

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