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    • Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

      Hike the Stillman - Bluebird Loop

      5.4 mi / 1200 ft gain
      This loop hike starts at the northern trailhead of the park where the Stillman Trail begins.  The parking area has enough space for only 6 or 7 cars.  Start off on a wide maintained carriage road.  After about a half mile, the Stillman Trail (yellow markers) breaks of to the left.  However, stay ...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Sunset Point - South Beacon Mountain Loop

      4.0
      8.92 mi / 2470 ft gain
      This loop hike form the Notch Trail northern trailhead on Route 9D.  There is enough parking at this trailhead for about 5-6 cars.  The Notch Trail is identified with blue trail markers.  It is well maintained and plenty of markers to guide your way.  This is important because there are m...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Sugarloaf Mountain via Wilkinson Memorial Trail

      5.0
      2.15 mi / 820 ft gain
      Trail is currently closed. Get updates at parks.ny.gov.  Sugarloaf Mountain is part of the Hudson Highlands State Park, along with Breakneck Ridge, Bull Hill, and Mt Beacon. Though the views are just as impressive as its sister trails, it is never as crowded and it's one of my favorite spots in ...
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    • Ringwood, New Jersey

      Explore Ringwood Manor State Park

      5.0
      1.3 mi
      On my way to the drive-in, I saw a sign for Ringwood Manor estate and wanted to adventure around. The parking is easy and the property was beautiful!As we walked through the estate, we found:a quaint tree foresta small cemetery with headstones hundreds of years olda river with a small waterfall ...
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    • New Windsor, New York

      Hike Jessup/West Ridge Loop via the Sweet Clover Trail

      10 mi / 1700 ft gain
      Schunnemunk Mountain State Park is one of my favorite parks.  It offers many trails and possibilities for different loops.  The attraction of Schunnemunk Mountain is the long double ridges running parallel to each other and amazing views in all directions.This hike starts at the Taylor Road parki...
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    • Tuxedo Park, New York

      Hike to the Sterling Ridge Fire Tower

      5.0
      8.5 mi
      Start out by turning right when you walk out of the visitor center onto Sterling Lake Loop (Blue Blazes). The visitor center is worth going in as they have a full diorama of the park with LED light to show trail routes. About .3 miles into the hike you will cross over a small bridge with a waterf...
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    • Monroe, New York

      Hike the Jessup/Highlands/Long Path Trails

      7.8 mi / 500 ft gain
      This trails starts at a small park in Woodbury called Gonzaga Park.  Closed from mid-November to April, you are still able to park just outside the gate if that is the time of year you are hiking.  Three different trail names share this path.  The Jessup trail starts/end at Gonzaga Park and trave...
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    • Paterson, New Jersey

      Explore the Great Falls of the Passaic River

      3.2
      Getting to the Great Falls of the Passaic River is a relatively straight shot. It is located off exit 57B on Route 80 which is also accessible from highway 287. Parking is located on McBride Avenue across the street from the park's welcome center.Typically during autumn park rangers offer 45 to 1...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Mt. Beacon Fire Tower

      4.8
      3.83 mi / 1332 ft gain
      Mount Beacon is a very popular trail along the Hudson River, and for good reason. It offers a good workout, fantastic views for both sunrise and sunset (and of course the time in between), a recently rebuilt fire tower, and all with incredibly easy access right on the edge of a lively town. The ...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Malouf's Mountain Camp on Mt. Beacon

      7.02 mi / 2087 ft gain
      Starting in the quaint town of Beacon there are a couple of options for hikes of varying difficulty. From the station the walk is about 1.5 miles to the trail heads, alternatively if you choose to stay the night at Malouf's Mountain Sunset Campground you can arrange for the host to meet you, take...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Hike the Scofield Ridge Loop

      7.5 mi / 1850 ft gain
      There are some great view points along this route.  Start from the Mount Beacon Park trailhead parking area.  This leads to the Casino Trail (red markers).  The trail climbs steeply to some old ruins of a casino.  Most of what remains is only the brick structure housing the mechanics for a trolle...
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    • Danbury, Connecticut

      Hike Middle Mountain To Thomas Mountain Loop

      3.7 mi / 856 ft gain
      Middle Mountain to Thomas Mountain Loop is a 3.7 mile loop hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Danbury, Connecticut.
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    • Beacon, New York

      Hike Fishkill Ridge

      Fishkill Ridge is a strenuous but rewarding hike, and one of the less known areas in the Hudson Valley. The parking area is at the very end of Sunnyside Road in Beacon, along with the information board at the trailhead. The red trail leaves the lot and will take you up to the first peak on the ri...
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    • Beacon, New York

      Hudson Highlands Overlook Trail

      3.29 mi / 1017 ft gain
      Hudson Highlands Overlook Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Beacon, New York.
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    • New York, New York

      Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Running Path

      5.0
      1.68 mi / 69 ft gain
      Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Running Path is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near New York City, New York.
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    • Beacon, New York

      Explore Long Dock and Dennings Point Parks

      4.0
      Long Dock and Dennings Point are two of the most popular parks in Beacon, that just so happen to be connected by a train track turned trail. Plenty of parking is available at Long Dock, and its a perfect spot to picnic, launch your kayak into the Hudson, or cast your line hoping to reel in the bi...
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