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Storm King Mountain

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Length

2.4 Miles 3.9 Kilometers

84%

Runnable

Elevation

455' 139 m

Ascent

-460' -140 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

1,350' 411 m

High

971' 296 m

Low

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All Clear 24 days ago
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Run to the top of Storm King Mountain and enjoy the great views of Hudson Highland State Park.

John Maurizi

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.
Features: Fall Colors — Views
Dogs: Leashed

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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