Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Storm King 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.

great hike. tip: go to http://hikethehudsonvalley.com/storm-king/ and follow their trail guide. easy to get lost at points. per their guide, it’s about an hour hike to the money point, with some rock scrambling. not suitable for small hikers or those wishing for an easy stroll. once you’re ready to head back down, it’s about another half hour walk. AS OF JUNE 17, the parking lot is still closed. park along the roadway, can get crowded at times.

Nicely challenging 3mile hike. Go up to the left on aqua yellow trail which is a good climb in the beginning. Nice views very quickly and then meandering moderately. Come down on the white.

Fantastic hike with great views.

Awesome hike with great views! I did see a Rattlesnake on the side of the main trail and it warned me when I was about 5 feet away. Not great for small dogs unless you carry them, there’s some actual rock climbing where you use your hands to help get up it. But my Lab and German Shepherd did fine. Highly recommend!

Finding the parking lot was tough- but once we got on the trail it was definitely worth the trip! The first portion is all downhill, which means you have a pretty intense section of elevation gain in the middle. Thankfully there were very stable stairs cut into the rock, and you had four or five lookouts with beautiful views of the river and Breakneck Ridge (always a good excuse for a breather). We didn't run into anybody on the trail either, which we were happily surprised with.

If you're looking for a hike with lots of views and no crowds, this is a good alternative to the other trails in the area. Just make sure you keep a sharp eye out for the trailhead on 9W- it comes up quick and we passed it twice.

Really stupendous hike. Definitely strenuous the first mile out but the money spots are so worth it. One of the best hikes in the area.

Beautiful hike, moderate is about right I'd say. There are some phenomenal views -- really, some of the best anywhere in the Hudson Highlands -- just 0.4 miles in (taking the counter-clockwise route), so it's also well suited for a quick up-and-down if that's all you've got the time or inclination for. In addition to a cute red fox bounding across the trail, today I saw a small black bear, probably a juvenile, sniffing around next to a ridge, about 50 yards off the path. It took note of me, seeming basically uninterested, and then ambled over the ridge. Reader, I did not stick around to find out if there were more.

This hike took about 2 hours with a couple of stops to enjoy the views. Started around 10:30am on a Sunday and had the entire trail to ourselves.

Started following the WHITE markers, switched to BLUE down to the road where we looped back up BLUE towards the summit (this was a pretty good incline) then back to WHITE to finish it up.

I brought my roommate here and as people who haven't hiked in some years, this was a great and challenging trail!
The red/blue path makes a subtle turn which we missed and had to backtrack for, but otherwise very enjoyable!

Good trail. Didn’t expect it was that quiet. Checked in around 10:00 am on Saturday and saw nobody until descended in the last half of the hike. Beautiful views from the top. Our dog was having a blast! Took about 4 hours with many stops to rest and take pictures. Clear trail marks. It goes from white to blue to white again. Trail could be rated as moderate. Not as hard as Breakneck Ridge trail at Hudson Highland State Park

First things first...make sure you approach the parking area from the northbound side of 9W. This was a nice hike to get your heart rate up a bit and although I did it on a foggy morning there are some great views. Great spot for birding as well...saw my first blackthroated blue warbler of the season. Trails can be confusing..seems as if the blue and yellow trail is all over the place.

Sweet little scramble to get to the top...payoff is open space with a view south and west. Would definitely do again

2nd time doing this hike (heavy fog the first time ~ back in October '17). Arrived at trailhead at 9am and had the entire trail to ourselves except for passing another couple about a mile in who we never saw again. Took the white to the blue back to white (counter clockwise on the map). First mile is rather boring but once you pass the intersection with the road and start heading up the blue, it's really pretty with lots of different terrain, rock scrambles and views. I like this trail so much better than Storm King Mountain. I also clocked it ~ again ~ at 4.3 miles, not 3.6 miles.

It was a great hike for Saturday afternoon! sharp inclines in the beginning to get the heart racing.

A favorite.

I did the orange trail to the teal and yellow trail and it immediately starts off with rock scrambling and a pretty steep climb. There are multiple beautiful views though. The snow made it a little slippery, but be sure to have a trail map on hand because there are quite a few trail intersections that made it confusing and easy to get lost.

It’s a nice moderate hike. Great views from the top. There are several trails within this hike. Easy to confuse the route even when following the signs, so it may require some navigation on your part. It’s great for novices and those who don’t want to drive too far up north. You can hear cars and see the road from some points of the hike, so that helps too

I love this trail. I've hiked it a handful of times and I still enjoy the vistas and lookouts. Moderate difficulty with a few points of extreme gradation. Takes about 3 hours to hike. Also significantly less traffic than on Anthony's Nose or Breakneck.

Good, short, moderate hike with a lot of rewarding views.

Beautiful, but be sure to wear micro spikes and bring poles as lots of snow in parts.

Did the trail covered in snow, it was lovely (as described). PLEASE have an understanding of the trail loop BEFORE arriving as the map at trailhead is sun-faded. Confusion can occur due to a few trail crossroads. I'm uploading a map pic. Highly recommend this trail!

Amazing views even on a foggy day.

I did the white then blue/yellow followed by the red. This should provide you the loop as shown on the map

We took the white trail (right side at entrance) to blue/yellow to red and I found this more rewarding as the views got better and better along the way. Minor scrambling at the end, but nothing my dog couldn't handle.

Gorgeous views all around. I would say besides some minor scrambling this hike is not hard at all. The way back is a lot of downhill

Excellent hike, views worth the climb.

Excellent hike for all ages. My 60 year old mother in law and 6 year daughter did it, although it was a stretch for them. Feels longer then 3.6 miles but that’s mostly because the vertical part takes about an hour. The views at the top are spectacular and rewarding. Highly recommend.

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