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The Best Camping in Hudson Valley

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

Top camping spots in and near Hudson Valley

  • Staatsburg, New York

    Camp at Mills Norrie State Park

    4.0
    Mills Norrie State Park is really the sumtotal of two parks: Margaret Lewis Norrie and Ogden & Ruth Livingston Mills State Parks, joined together by the Hudson River. Located in lower New York, it combines the rural beauty of the state with easy access to and from the city. Camping at Mills N...
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  • Kingston, New York

    Onteora Lake Trail

    7.29 mi / 581 ft gain
    Onteora Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Kingston, New York.
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  • Stanfordville, New York

    Stissing Mountain Full Loop

    2.25 mi / 236 ft gain
    Stissing Mountain Full Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Stanfordville, New York.
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  • Woodstock, New York

    Indian Head Mountain and Echo Lake via Overlook

    18.38 mi / 4432 ft gain
    Indian Head Mountain and Echo Lake via Overlook is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Woodstock, New York.
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  • Woodstock, New York

    Overlook Mountain and Echo Lake

    8.5 mi / 2221 ft gain
    Overlook Mountain and Echo Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Bearsville, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Hike to Echo Lake

    7.4 mi / 1532 ft gain
    Easily accessible from Hunter, New York, Echo Lake is the perfect place for hiking, dog walking, fishing, and camping. In the spring, wildflowers are abundant and in the call, the trees offer brightly colored leaves. This trail remains open for use year round, but bring crampons or snowshoes in t...
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Indian Head Mountain Loop

    5.89 mi / 1729 ft gain
    Indian Head Mountain Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Elka Park, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Devil's Path East to West

    21.9 mi / 7546 ft gain
    Devil's Path East to West is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Elka Park, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Devil's Path: Indian Mountain, Twin Mountain, Plateau Mountain Loop

    20.23 mi / 7920 ft gain
    Devil's Path: Indian Mountain, Twin Mountain, Plateau Mountain Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Hunter, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Backpack the Eastern Half of Devil's Path in the Catskill Mountains

    5.0
    14 mi / 3900 ft gain
    The Eastern half of Devil's Path has four major summits: Indian Head, Twin, Sugarloaf and Plateau. Each summit is a straight climb up and down, then back up to as much as 3,900 ft. There are some sparse sections of level ground, but most is a steep descent uphill or steep slide downhill. Your ...
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Backpack Devil's Path in the Catskills

    24.2 mi / 9000 ft gain
    Devil's Path is roughly more than 24 miles long, althought it feels like an eternity of milage. Going thru the summits of Indian head, Twin, Sugarloaf, Plateau, Hunter, and Westkill Mountains.Its brutal. Its painful, Its unique. Be prepared for anything and everything. You will encounter wild lif...
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Twin Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Trail

    9.1 mi / 3241 ft gain
    Twin Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Elka Park, New York.
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain Loop via Pecoy Notch

    6.6 mi / 2135 ft gain
    This challenging hike is a great workout for anyone wanting to see panoramic views of the entire Catskill region. This portion of the Sugarloaf Mountain trail offers incredible views of Plateau Mountain and Twin Mountain. To get to the top, hikers must be willing to do some scrambling up rocks. 
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  • Elka Park, New York

    Camp at Sugarloaf Mountain in the Catskills

    4.0
    6 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Begin by parking at the end of Mink Road in Elka Park (GPS:N42 08.593, W74 09.479). It will be a .7 mile hike to camp. Follow the rocky woods road to the junction where there is a SPRING sign. Continuing straight will take you to the water source. If you do not need water, turn left when you see ...
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  • Haines Falls, New York

    Camp at North Lake Campground

    During an unplanned road trip, we arrived at the North/South Lake Campground out of curiosity and without a doubt, it was totally worth the stop! (We only saw North Lake.) To visit this campground, there is a fee for a day pass, unless you had just came from another campground in the Catskills li...
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  • Hunter, New York

    Artist's Rock, Sunset Rock, and Newman's Ledge via Mary's Glen Trail

    4.42 mi / 899 ft gain
    Artist's Rock, Sunset Rock, and Newman's Ledge via Mary's Glen Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Tannersville, New York.
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