Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Hudson Highlands State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very challenging, great hike. Crowded on the weekends, so if you can go during the week, that’s the time to do it.

Amazing hike and my daughter and I learned what rock scrambling is. Lol ❤️

Leave your rings at home... I didn't anticipate how much I would need to use my legs and hands to rock scramble as much as I did. The views were worth the hike. It was very busy with hikers (some blasting bluetooth speakers) so I wouldn't call this a peaceful place, but it is very accessible.

The hill was good exercise, exploring the ruins of the Cornish mansion and dairy buildings made for a few nice points of interest on the way back.

This is such a fun trail.

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10 days ago

Great Autumn hike with views of the Hudson River. Hiked 4 times.

great hike!

This hike never gets old

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22 days ago

Really challenging on the first half of uphill, but totally worth it. Would definitely do it again.

favorite trail!

Awesome “active recovery day” workout with amazing views!

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1 month ago

Harder than expected, especially the steep scramble but downhill as well. We are not big hikers in general and typically stick to scenic walking trails so this was a bit more difficult for our skill level however it’s doable. Kids and dogs were doing it. Would come back for sure!

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1 month ago

4/21/18- Fabulous Hike! Climbing Boulders. Beautiful day for a hike, temp was about 60 degrees and Sunny. Great for the Experienced Hiker. Took us just under 2 hours for up and back. Great views!
I HIGHLY Recommend this trail.

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1 month ago

Great hike, a lot of rock scrambling! We took the breakneck trail and took a longer loop into the wilkinson trail. 4.5 hours total with 5-7 stops.

The hike is open as of today (4.21.2018) but might be closing for renovation soon.

Great hike to start off spring hiking. Recommend going earlier to avoid a lot of foot traffic, however even at 9am there were still a lot of people. Also, a ton of dogs on the trail. When you get to the first over look there is a lot of glass. Great hike over all!

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1 month ago

We were blessed with 80 degrees weather this Saturday and decided to do this strenuous hike in this wonderful weather.
Had heard some news about the trail closing for renovation but it's not and someone was mentioning that it will be closing by the end of this month. Too bad

Update: the trails renovations have been set back and remains open. This is a hard trail do he prepared and please don’t leave any garbage along your hike and enjoy what it has to offer.
http://nynjtc.org/news/protecting-north-americas-most-popular-hiking-destination

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1 month ago

My first hike!! My buddy picked a doozy! That initial ascent....Wow! I thought “hike” meant “walk”. I got schooled but I’m glad for the experience.

Lightly trafficked route compared to breakneck ridge proper trail, but same stunning views.

Is the trail open..? I thought its closed for renovation for awhole year...

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2 months ago

Incredible hike! A little chilly with some brutal wind, but the experience was worthwhile. Be prepared for some serious rock scrambles. My hiking buddy and I were very surprised by the amount of snow still on the top of some of the trails beyond the poplar summit. Made for some challenging conditions on the way to and from the fire tower.

Awesome trail with beautiful snow.

Easy hike up to the Cornish Estate ruins on an old paved road. Perfect family hike or a quick dog walk. Ruins are fascinating...tried to imagine what it was like in the 1920's

Good elevation gain and great views.. I like it

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2 months ago

My family and I hiked the trail while it was snow covered. A bit challenging due to the conditions...wear good boots with aggressive tread. The view from the summit is breathtaking. Highly recommended.

Great Views. Took Yellow Undercliff Trail all the way back instead of the Cornish Trail. Snow on trail was packed down nicely except from the upper ruins north on the blue trail to the red trail junction on the breakneck trail. I was the first through there. Snow was a foot deep in most places.

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2 months ago

Hard but rewarding. We didn’t even finish this hike just made it shorter by taking shorter way back, because in the beginning of November it was very cold and windy and because of that it was really hard to climb the rocks

Some pretty good climbing

Amazing day! A little tough for the kids, but they loved it.

First time there, won’t be my last!! Pretty hard at the onset. You will be using all 4s to get up the initial ascent. As others have said it gets easier but don’t let easiER get confused with easy. It wasn’t that hard for me but I see the entire loop being a challenge for many. It’s well worth the effort though so take your time and be careful. See you on the trails!!

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