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Howell Trail

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A trail that summits the two mountains in Storm King State Park.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

69%

Runnable

1,284' 391 m

High

322' 98 m

Low

1,622' 494 m

Up

660' 201 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

The Howell Trail starts along Route 218 and climbs steeply along a ridge to wonderful viewpoints of the Hudson River and Hudson Highland State Park across the river. Once you top out on the ridge (one mile), the trail rolls along through open sections of rock outcroppings and trees. The next viewpoint is at the summit of North Point but there is no marker for this point.

After this viewpoint, the trail begins to descend, running along a stream below, which you eventually have to cross. There is a second stream to cross before you begin another very steep climb up the south side of Storm King Mountain. The Howell Trail tops a ridge and there is a white connector trail on the left. Turn right and after a short run, you'll reach the By-Pass Trail. Turn left staying on Howell until it ends at the junction of the Stillman Trail and Bluebird Trail.

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John Maurizi

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#219

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#6,993

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View of Storm King Mountain on left, Breakneck Ridge center across river, and Mt. Taurus on right across river.
Apr 24, 2017 near Cold Sp…, NY
View of Breakneck Ridge and Mt. Taurus.
Apr 25, 2017 near Cold Sp…, NY
View of Mt Taurus.
Apr 25, 2017 near Cold Sp…, NY
The views along Howell Trail.
Apr 25, 2017 near Cold Sp…, NY
North Point provides great views.
Apr 25, 2017 near Cold Sp…, NY
Howell Trail at Storm King State Park.
Apr 25, 2017 near Cold Sp…, NY

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