Storm King - Butter Hill Trail

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Storm King - Butter Hill Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Point, NY that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.3 miles 687 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

scramble

Pull off on Northbound side.

geocaching
12 days ago

Great hike for the family. My kids love to scramble while I prefer a trail and there was plenty of both. Beautiful views and fun terrain.

12 days ago

very nice, orange to the yellow and white back. lots of great scenery and cool places to adventure.

1 month ago

great hike I parked on 9w and went went up Butler hill to the storm king mountain peak and back down. I've done this hike a few times and would suggest picking a weekday if you can it can get pretty crowded on weekends, especially in early summer and fall. Still a few cool place with lots of awesome veiws

2 months ago

This hike is great because it has lots of options.
We ended up parking at the yellow trail head on mountain road instead of 9W and doing the loop from there.
You can take the yellow trail to the blue/red trail and take the steeper route or take yellow the whole way for an easier route to the vistas.


We did this hike on a mid day whim with ease. you will break a sweat but won't be knee shakingly tired at the end

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great short hike. Several places for views, different terrain throughout. Parking lot fills quick

hiking
2 months ago

My first hike in NYC and I loved every minute. Such amazing views at every peak. I can't wait for my family to visit so I can go again!

hiking
2 months ago

It was a nice day for hiking, weather was perfect, amazing view!

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely!! Nearly 360 views from summit, but many little chances to get off the trail and see an unusual and amazing sight!! Definitely a tough climb in a few spots, but thank goodness you don't have to come back down that way. Overall moderate. Some of my favorite views of the Hudson. Ample parking. Nice and quiet-- we only saw 2 other hikers the whole day. Only took an hour and a half! Would definitely do again

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Hiking in the nice view

3 months ago

Unbelievable views and a very tough climb to the summit! One of the best trails in our region!

hiking
3 months ago

Solid hike with steep ups and great views. Once you've gone past the opening scramble it's fairly easy with the occasional uphill surge, totally worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

I would suggest going up the triple orange trail to the summit. especially if you have a dog, I had to boost her a few times. it's also a shorter, but much steeper climb to the summit and the trails heading back to parking area are easy to go down, especially with a dog. I went up orange, followed green/ yellow and then got onto white and if I were to do it again, I wouldn't change. gorgeous hike and the views are well worth the effort to get there!

hiking
4 months ago

We started to the left of the loop so we had a pretty steep climb up but once we got to the top it was well worth the 360 degree view. I would say a more-than-moderate climb up the mountain, however, our 6 year old did it (with a bit of whining.)

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

It was exactly as described. Some great views and a controlled climb and descent.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike with awesome views, had 2 bear encounters on the hike but they gave no problems