Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) II: Extended Cornish Loop

MODERATE 65 reviews

Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) II: Extended Cornish Loop is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cornwall Landing, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,394 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

historic site

hiking
17 days ago

First half was very steep, the trails were well marked and easy to follow. There was a parking lot and workers handing out maps which was nice. It was a good hike with a nice view of the Hudson River

hiking
1 month ago

I really liked this trail. A steep start but it has some great view points along the way.

2 months ago

Crowded but beautiful. Lovely views of the river valley even on a cloudy day. Bring hiking boots for better footing on the steep uphill.

2 months ago

Great views, trails are well marked.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Awesome trail with beautiful snow.

hiking
5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

Very nice hike . Good parking at trail head . Initial
climb was about an hour and a half to some very
nice distant views south and east . The rest of the full
Loop is a gradual decent some of it rocky . Mid February
the creek - Breakneck Brook was full w great
sound effects . Went early not crowded at all .

6 months ago

This hike has beautiful views and well-marked trails but beware of ice and mud on a January weekend when the temps are in the mid-40s and the snow has not completely melted.

Hiking boots and poles are helpful!

It’s nice to go in a counter-clockwise direction, going up the steep side first and coming down on the blue/red path that is more gently sloping.

Off-road parking was available directly opposite the trailhead. A few other hikers were on the trail, but it did not feel crowded.

hiking
7 months ago

It's a decent hike. Steady but even ascent. There are four nice vantage points along the way. The summit was a but anticlimactic but is was a fun hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike with great views. Did short loop and it only took 2 hours. Next time will go earlier to do longer loop.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. I'd like to extend it to the beacon fire tower next time. Good views, some good uphill parts balanced with easy flat parts.

hiking
9 months ago

Did the loop around Bull Hill only, did not continue to Breakneck Ridge. The trail had breathtaking views of the Hudson and of the fall foliage, I really recommend it . The ascent up Washburn trail makes for a good work out, but nothing too exhausting. On the way down from Bulk Hill, the walk back through Notch and Brook trails takes you through a pleasant walk some really beautiful sections of the forest.

hiking
9 months ago

Try to get here at golden hour (either an hour after sunrise/ an hour before sunset). It's difficult not to stop every 5 minutes to take advantage of the photo opportunities. But remember - put your phone down and enjoy your time in nature!

hiking
9 months ago

This route is simply one of the best in New York. It passes by a gorgeous abandoned quarry, Bull Hill, Breakneck Ridge, lots of old ruins, and all the views of the Hudson River and the surrounding Highlands. Don't forget to head a little further down Breakneck Ridge Trail for the famed jaw dropping views before heading to the Undercliff Trail.

Watch for snakes. Saw a cute little guy chillin right on the trail by the Cornish ruins.

Also, bring lots of water.

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