Storm King - Butter Hill Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Point, New York 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.
dogs on leash
Pull off on Northbound side.
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.
very nice, orange to the yellow and white back. lots of great scenery and cool places to adventure.
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
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
This was a great short hike. Several places for views, different terrain throughout. Parking lot fills quick
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!
It was a nice day for hiking, weather was perfect, amazing view!
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