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2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer loop
84% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 455' 139 m
Descent: -460' -140 m
High: 1,350' 411 m
Low: 971' 296 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by John Maurizi

Run to the top of Storm King Mountain and enjoy the great views of Hudson Highland State Park.

John Maurizi

Features Fall Colors · Views

Overview

This loop has some great views of the Hudson River and Hudson Highland State Park. It does have an initial steep run to the top of Butter Hill, but the rewarding views at the top are well worth the effort.

Need to Know

Parking at trailhead gets very crowded. This is a very popular run on weekends and during fall.

Runner Notes

The beginning is steep, but the rest of the trail has great views.

Description

This loop starts from the Butter Hill - Storm King parking lot on Route 9W. Follow the orange-blazed Butter Hill Trail until it merges onto the Highlands Trail (blue markers)/Stillman Trail (yellow markers). Follow this trail for one mile until you reach the top of Storm King Mountain where you can catch your breath and enjoy the great views of Hudson Highlands State Park across the river.

To complete the loop, turn right on the white-blazed By-Pass Trail for 0.4 miles. This trail ends on the Howell Trail, which you follow for a very short distance until you reach the Connector Trail which also has white markers. Follow this for another 0.5 miles to return to the parking lot.

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Jan 27, 2019
Marina Yasinsky

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  4.6 from 16 votes

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#274

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