Top Adventures in Cold Spring

  • Kayak the Hudson River in Cold Spring

    North of New York City by 90 minutes lies the town of Cold Spring in the Hudson Valley. Cold Spring has a hometown quality with a Main Street, a firehouse, and art galleries of local artists. Despite its proximity to NYC, locals maintain a slower ...

  • Hike the Cornish/Brook/Notch/Washburn/Undercliff Loop

    This loop is a great option to avoid crowds on the west side of the Washburn trail.  Start at the same trailhead for the Washburn Trail.  The Cornish Trail is on the left and there is an obvious sign at the trail split a few feet from the parking ...

    8 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Taurus (Bull Hill)

    Mt. Taurus (or Bull Hill) is a short, family and dog friendly, hike just outside the town of Cold Spring, easily accessible by car or taking the train into town. It snakes along the edge of an old quarry that is just now being retaken by nature an...

  • Hike the Washburn/Nelsonville/Undercliff Loop

    This is a difficult loop hike that has several different starting points.  I chose to start at the Washburn Trail Head, which is the lowest starting point you can select.  Nearly on the Hudson River, the trail ascends immediately along a well main...

    7.2 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Photograph Indian Brook Falls

    This is about as short a walk and as little effort as you can put in for a beautiful waterfall. You can barely call it a hike, but I'll list it as such since you do walk through the woods for 5 minutes. The trail is extremely well built, and is pr...

  • Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain and Breakneck Ridge Loop

    The Breakneck Ridge to Sugar Loaf Loop gives rise to various bypasses that offer hikers moderate to advanced terrain and multiple rock scrambles. The loop entails a total elevation gain of 1,670 feet and a total distance of 5.5 miles.The start of ...

    4 miles 1670 ft gain

  • Hike Breakneck Ridge

    This short but steep loop hike in Hudson Highlands State Park offers multiple panoramic views of the Hudson River along the way. Please note that only experienced hikers should attempt this route – although the hike seems short, the elevation gain...

    6 miles 1442 ft gain

  • Hike Sugarloaf Mountain

    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 all the ...

    2.5 miles

  • Hike Storm King Mountain

    This is an easy, yet very rewarding hike with a lot of viewpoints on the way up. Technically you scale up two mountains, Butter Hill and Storm King, but most people just describe it as Storm King Mountain. This is a great hike for families with yo...

    2.7 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike the North Point Loop

    There is three different trailheads to access the North Point Loop.  I chose the trailhead that would give me the longest hike.  That would be the Butter Hill parking area on Route 9W north.  From the parking lot, start on the connector trail desi...

    6.5 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Hike the Stillman - Bluebird Loop

    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 (yell...

    5.4 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike the Sunset Point - South Beacon Mountain Loop

    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 you...

    8.25 miles 1600 ft gain

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