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

MODERATE 20 reviews

Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) II: Extended Cornish Loop is a 7.2 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
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2109 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

historic site

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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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
3 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.

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3 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!

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3 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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Saturday, June 22, 2013