The Best Hiking in Cold Spring

Looking for the best hiking in Cold Spring? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Cold Spring. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Cold Spring

  • Cold Spring, New York

    Old Forge Trail Loop

    1.65 mi / 171 ft gain
    Old Forge Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Cold Spring, New York.
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  • Cold Spring, New York

    Little Stony Point Short Loop

    0.97 mi / 102 ft gain
    Little Stony Point Short Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Cold Spring, New York.
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  • Cold Spring, New York

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

    8 mi / 1500 ft gain
    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 area.  The Cornish Trail is an old road from about...
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  • Cold Spring, New York

    Bull Hill via the Washburn, Notch, Brook and Undercliff Trails

    6.18 mi / 2070 ft gain
    Bull Hill via the Washburn, Notch, Brook and Undercliff Trails is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Cold Spring, New York.
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  • Cold Spring, New York

    Hike Mt. Taurus (Bull Hill)

    4.5
    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 and provides lookouts towards the Hudson, other near...
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  • 3206 Bear Mountain-Beacon Highway, New York

    Cornish Estate Trail

    1.83 mi / 164 ft gain
    Cornish Estate Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.
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  • Cold Spring, New York

    Hike the Washburn/Nelsonville/Undercliff Loop

    7.2 mi / 2000 ft gain
    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 maintained road designated by white disc markers.  Aft...
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  • 3206 Bear Mountain-Beacon Highway, New York

    Bull Hill Short Loop

    4.26 mi / 1194 ft gain
    Bull Hill Short Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Cold Spring, New York.
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  • 3206 Bear Mountain-Beacon Highway, New York

    Cold Spring to Beacon

    6.99 mi / 1913 ft gain
    Cold Spring to Beacon is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Cold Spring, New York.
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  • Cold Spring, New York

    Bull Hill Full Loop

    5.57 mi / 1381 ft gain
    Bull Hill Full Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.
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  • Cold Spring, New York

    Bull Hill via Lone Star, Split Rock, Undercliff, Washburn, and Nelsonville Trails Loop

    5.09 mi / 1388 ft gain
    Bull Hill via Lone Star, Split Rock, Undercliff, Washburn, and Nelsonville Trails Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Cold Spring, New York.
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  • Philipstown, New York

    Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary Trail

    1.29 mi / 138 ft gain
    Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cold Spring, New York.
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  • Cold Spring, New York

    Photograph Indian Brook Falls

    2.8
    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 pretty easily accessible through the winter.The trai...
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  • Cold Spring, New York

    Sugarloaf Mountain and Breakneck Ridge Loop

    4.7
    4.33 mi / 1562 ft gain
    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 the trail begins at the (white blazes) at the no...
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  • Cold Spring, New York

    Breakneck Ridge Loop

    5.0
    5.91 mi / 1526 ft gain
    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 and steep rocky scrambles offer serious technical...
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  • Cold Spring, New York

    Breakneck Ridge Trail to Casino Trail

    5.85 mi / 1946 ft gain
    Breakneck Ridge Trail to Casino Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Cold Spring, New York.
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