Hook Mountain State Park

Upper Nyack, New York 10960

Hook Mountain State Park

Hook Mountain State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Soak in the views of the Hudson at its widest point on this short Rockland County out-and-back hike. Linger on the summit with a pair of binoculars and watch for raptors such as broad-winged hawks, American kestrels, red-tailed hawks, and the rare bald eagle."

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Daniel Case
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"Gaze at the widest section of the Hudson River, and then some, from this popular suburban summit. North of the Palisades, no feature on the west side of the Hudson is as distinctive as Hook Mountain, best appreciated from the small Westchester County hamlet of Scarborough, right across the river. The mountain juts out into Haverstraw Bay, the river’s widest spot, just north of the Nyacks. Dutch sailors who first explored and settled the region in the seventeenth century called it “Verdrietege Hoogte,” meaning tedious or troublesome point, because of the difficulty of getting around it. Its tall stone cliffs, the results of years of quarrying, are the most striking natural feature on the river south of the Hudson Highlands." Read more

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Trail Information

Upper Nyack
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Spring, summer, and fall
Best Times
USGS Nyack, NY; New York- New Jersey Trail Conference Hudson Palisades Trail Map 110
Local Maps

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Dec 2018