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

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Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) II: Extended Cornish Loop is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cornwall Landing, New York that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running 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

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

hiking
20 days ago

Enjoyable hike.

hiking
22 days ago

Love this hike. Difficult for the first mile and a third. But rewarding. Best view of the Hudson looking towards the city is on the right side of the trail just before the top. The hike down is 3 1/2 miles. Very cool. Enjoy!

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Some good views from on the way up the white trail going counter clockwise. Otherwise pretty lush, but kinda meh.

30 days ago

Went out early. First half was tough but rewarding. Second half easy. Good lookouts with forest views and water streams.

hiking
1 month ago

Varied terrain gives good workout. Hiked the Cornish Trail to Undercliff Trial, and descended via Washburn. Beutiful views at the top. Just right amount of sun and shade.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice accessible hiking alone trail. Well marked, heart pumping climb up going anti clockwise. Expansive views. Would be perfect for off leash doggo to explore. Skip across the road after to the red trail for a sweet beach spot for lunch.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked the trail “backwards.” Started out going left on the paved trail. Slow easy incline for the first half following cool ruins and a nice creek. Elevation started to pick up and then we started to hit the viewing points. Steep rocky decent. Awesome mushrooms the whole way and a few wildflowers.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, with a good variety of terrain. It has a nice incline up to a panorama to work the legs and embrace your inner adventurous kid. Perfect place for sunny days - good tree coverage and a cool spring to dip in the toes. The ruins along the trail are a nice place to take a beat. A bit of traffic throughout the trail but it was a really nice day. Doggo friendly

1 month ago

5miles /3hrs. Summer. if you did the route backwards, there would have been less uphill but the uphill bit would be intense. Good views and saw a lizard. Cold spring looked a good place to stop for refreshments after.

hiking
1 month 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

Well marked trail - took just over 3 hours for us to finish the loop with our small dog (carried him for a few parts). Beautiful views, pretty empty in the early to mid morning but was picking up when we finished (noon ish).

hiking
2 months ago

Well marked trail, moderate ascent rewarded with panoramic views, good shade on a sunny day.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

My 9yo Maltese and I did the full white trail. Did the hike backwards. Took us about 4 hours total, with 2 hours of moving time. A few breathtaking views at the top, wished there were more. The rockclimbing down about 3/4 into the trail was quite steep and a little frightening at times. It was definitely a good workout.

We briefly lost our trail twice; the well-marked trail and gps function on alltrails app did us wonders. Lots of bugs in select places, though my dog came out tick/flea free with just a homemade vinegar spray, we saw lizards!!!, a very tall tree did almost fall on us towards the end (please, always be vigilent of these killer trees!), and at the end of our hike we loved being able to cross the street and go for a dip at the river beach!

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely a great trail, especially on a mon. The trail was well marked and there were SOME nice views — nothing comparable to some other trails in this region though. Saw 2 snakes, both of the garden variety and some cool sites towards the end of the hike. The first 3/4 mile was tough, the rest was a nice easy to moderate hike. Lots of cobbles, make sure to watch your step. Would definitely do it again.

hiking
3 months ago

A nice hike. Some steep inclines that give you a run for your money. Some great ruins and some nice vistas. All in all a good day out but not my favorite. There are TWO sets of ruins. One about 1/4 mike from the parking lot (on the way back) and the other about a mile and a half. There is lots to see at the other one so wander around a bit.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, lots of shade, beautiful ruins.

hiking
3 months ago

good loop did the easy trail (white to yellow to red then blue ) about 3 mile ..great views at the top..nice trek for about 3 hours ..had to work a little for the first part but still worth it

3 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.

hiking
3 months ago

We started with the white trail, to the yellow, to blue. The first stretch of the hike has a pretty steep climb. The trail is extremely well marked and maintained. There are a number of beautiful views and it was fun to see the Cornish Estate “ruins” towards the end of the blue trail. Took us about 2.5 hours, and would definitely do it again!!

hiking
3 months ago

It was such an enjoyable hike and coming down the gentle slope catching up with friends was great! Great view but tends to be a bit buggy in the Spring time. Bring bug repellent or a head net!

3 months ago

Great views, trails are well marked.

hiking
3 months ago

Did the loop started with Cornish trail first came down notch had my 38lb toddler on my back but we switched off at the 3 mile mark she walked some of it as well great hike definitely recommend it

hiking
3 months ago

Did the full loop in just under 3 hours. Great hike- a little challenging at the beginning 1/4 for the elevation. Water and Gatorade’s for sale in the car park was a nice touch too!

hiking
4 months ago

had an amazing time, beautiful view, and also almost had a heart attack we found 2 snakes. it was a little challenge but I will do this again.

hiking
4 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.

hiking
4 months ago

From the parking lot we went right and followed the arrows and white blazes to the yellow to green to blue. The remains of the Cornish estate are at the very end of the trail, about a quarter mile away from the parking lot! But we were happy we hiked up for the views and the time spent alongside the waterfall. We thought we had somehow missed the old mansion! So I thought I’d let anyone else know; it’s at the end of the trail. But do what we did and go right at the trailhead! It’s so worth the views and feeling of accomplishment and the estate is like icing on the cake at the end of the hike! Enjoy!

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome awesome hike. Has it all - great river views, an old quarry, rock scrambling, cool forests, streams, a waterfall and ruins. First half of hike is definitely strenuous but once you hit the blue trail it's virtually all downhill. Lots of great places to stop and admire the view. IMO once you get to where the white trail meets the yellow trail it's worth taking the yellow for a few tenths of a mile to see some great money views, then heading back to continue on white. Notch trail is super rocky and marshy in places. Cornish Mansion ruins are pretty cool. All in all a great experience. Only downside for me was some lingering haze, which limited the view down the Hudson. Great parking area. It's also worth popping across the road to explore the two short trails at Little Stony Point. The red trail goes around to a weird little cave, while the green trail takes you up to the top of the rocks for nice views up and down the Hudson.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice challenge at the beginning if you take the white route... then a really nice walk back down.
Takes about 3 hours and is roughly 6 Miles...

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