North Point Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,551' 473 m
Descent: -1,549' -472 m
High: 1,202' 366 m
Low: 314' 96 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 47% (25°)
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“North Point Loop is in the Storm King State Park with great views of the Hudson Highlands State Park across the Hudson.”— John Maurizi
Turn right on the Howell Trail which is marked with blue blazes. This next section down Storm Kind Mountain is very steep. After about 3/4 of a mile and after crossing two streams, you'll reach the white-blazed Stillman Spring Trail. Turn left here off the Howell Trail.
The Stillman Spring Trail is a wide fire road and continues to descend all the way to Route 218. The trail ends and exits onto Route 218. Run to the right for about 50 feet, and you'll see the start of the Howell Trail that you were on earlier.
Run up the Howell Trail. This portion is uphill and steep. You'll reach the first viewpoint after 0.5 miles where you can stop to catch your breath and take in the scenery. There are many viewpoints of the Hudson River along the way for the next 1.5 miles until you reach the top of North Point. Continue along the Howell Trail until you loop back to the Stillman Spring Trail and return back up Storm King Mountain, turning left to retrace your steps on the Connector Trail back to the parking lot.
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