Castle Rock and Sugarloaf Hill Trail

Garrison, New York 10524

Castle Rock and Sugarloaf Hill Trail

Castle Rock and Sugarloaf Hill Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"As you approach the Castle Rock Unique Area, the beauty of the castle that towers over this area is striking. Originally constructed by railroad magnate William Henry Osborne in 1881, the mansion is still privately owned and boasts more than 34 rooms and four interior chimneys. Unfortunately, the property surrounding the castle is private, so enjoy the view from a distance and imagine what it must have been like to live there in the late 1800s."

Castle Rock and Sugarloaf Hill Trail Trip Reports

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6/3/2018
This trail is ok but the views aren't that amazing. It's not well marked in many places. The view of the castle is nice but you can't go to it since it's private property. There's also a lot of snakes so I wouldn't bring a dog and you should watch where you step!
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5/23/2009
Easy trail except for two very steep portions. There was only one view, and that view was not that spectacular, you could see the same view from the side of the road. Parts of the trail were easy enough for our three year old and one year old to walk.
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8/15/2008
Absolutely lovely trail. Few hikers. Many deliciously quiet spots and stunning views. Some energetic uphills but generally just a fun and rewarding hike. Lots of water spots for the dog!
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4/19/2008
It was a great trail not far from Brooklyn. Only took us 1.5 hours to get there by car. We brought our dog and he loved it too. We arrived in the late afternoon so there were not many other people. By the end we thought we were the only ones there. I twas a bit buggy, but that's 'cause of the time we went.

could use some trail maps at the start of the trail

Didn't have enough time to get to the lake, so we plan on coming back. I would recommend this hike.
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9/1/2007
Very nice hike! The parking area and trailhead are clearly marked. The first half mile on the woods road has several intersections so stay alert for the trail markers. The views of the Hudson River and West Point to the north are great. The climb to Sugarloaf Hill is steep but the views are worth it. Lake Elizabeth was not spectacular but it is off the main trail only a short distance. I would definitely recommend this hike.
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Trail Information

Garrison
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.65
Distance
725 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
190 feet
Trailhead Elevation
890 feet
Top Elevation
Hudson Highlands State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Peekskill
Local Maps

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