Looking for a great trail in Hudson Highlands State Park, New York? AllTrails has 40 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 20 moderate trails in Hudson Highlands State Park ranging from 1.4 to 10.3 miles and from 9 to 1,587 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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A mostly undeveloped preserve of nearly 6,000 acres, Hudson Highlands State Park consists of a series of separate parcels of land stretching from Annsville Creek in Peekskill, north to Dennings Point in Beacon. The spacious park is perfect for outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, hiking, and birding. The Hudson Highlands and Hudson River provide spectacular backdrops for the many activities that can be enjoyed here. The park's extensive hiking trail network includes terrain that varies from easy to challenging. Trail maps can be obtained at the Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park office. The park's most well known trail Breakneck Ridge was rated by Newsweek as one of the top 10 day hikes in America. The 5.5 mile Breakneck Ridge trail rises 1,250 feet in only a mile stretch. Please note that camping and use of fire are prohibited throughout the park For visitors who wish to view the scenic park from the water, kayaks and canoes are available for rental at Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center in Cortlandt Manor. Rentals, as well as instruction, tours, and educational programs, are provided by Atlantic Kayak Tours. Visitors may also launch their own kayaks and canoes from the Annsville dock. Fishing from the dock is also permitted. One area of Hudson Highlands State Park, Bannerman Island, can only be accessed by water and explored via guided tour. Known originally as Pollepel Island, this island is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This majestic Hudson River landmark is home to Bannerman Castle, built by American entrepreneur Frank Bannerman VI between 1901 and 1918. For more information on visiting this unique site, please call (845) 831-6346.

So let me start with saying this was one of the most fantastic hikes I’ve done in New England! Truly fantastic views money can’t buy. But to get there you have to climb some pretty steep boulders/rocks. I also brought my dog (I didn’t know how intense it would be!) and thank god his breed is literally called “mountain cur” because this took some serious climbing agility. All said and done I’m not sure I should have taken him but I would definitely hike this 3hr loop again, just maybe not on any slick or icy days.

Went today. I was expecting ice so I brought microspikes, but I didn’t end up needing them. As far as conditions, the trail was mostly dry with a few wet patches that were easily avoidable. A bit muddy, took a mild slip at the top of the ridge. Overall it felt like an autumn hike, except the trail was empty. Best feeling ever. Bring spikes if the weather is cold or if snow is on the ground.

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rocky
scramble
4 days ago

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rocky
scramble
5 days ago

did this hike yesterday. weather was beautiful 65 degrees and sunny.

Great hike on a beautiful day mid January. As per Garmin it was 5.9 miles and 1700ft elevation gain. We did it counter clockwise, mod to diff ascent, 3.6 to the highest portion with a very easy 2.4 mile descent. Beautiful views overlooking West Point and storm king with clear views of NYC.

To start, this hike is on the harder side of Moderate. Right from the start you hit the hill. While I would not recommend fir smaller kids, it's a good challenge if that's what you want - close to 2500 ft verticle. This route has many views and places for pics. The best part of the hike I think. About 1.8 miles in you'll hit the second parking lot. We saw very few people on the first half, but the 2nd half is heavily trafficked with lots of leisure hikers (not the best with hiking etiquette). I would recommend for anyone looking for a good workout.

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muddy
6 days ago

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muddy
rocky
7 days ago

Nice trail. Beautiful views down the river and of Bear Mountain from up top. Short moderately strenuous hike depending on level and speed. I would rate as easy not moderate. It is very heavily trafficked. We went in around 3:30pm and the trail was busy and even continuing to be busy as we hiked out. In and out moving at a good pace with a couple stops and a break at the top took about 1.5 hours. Trail was overall in good condition. Some mud. No ice.

Hands down, still a favorite! Very muddy and slippery still, but completely doable!

Be prepared to climb up / down steep faces. Definitely a harder trail

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rocky
7 days ago

Great way to access the spectacular views (north & south) from Bull Hill. It's particularly nice when the leaves are down.

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muddy
rocky
13 days ago

We wanted to take the tank and military road around Broccy Creek to Anthony’s Nose and return via the blue marked trail on the cliffs edge. Unfortunately, the Trail is surrounded by private military property which only allowed us to take the same path from the parking lot to Anthony’s Nose and back. Otherwise, good trail, a bit rocky & muddy. Not suitable for strollers and such.

Always a great workout. Trail was super muddy today. Combined with all the leaves it was difficult to go fast. Extra beautiful in the fog though. Unusually warm day. 47f at 3pm

beautiful!!

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