Clap Mountain

MODERATE 3 reviews

Clap Mountain is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Hudson, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.9 miles
669 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running





off trail

The first half of this hike is along a DEC maintained trail & provides a lovely view at the Sharp Bridge Cliffs. To reach the summit, one has to do some easy bushwhacking.

9 months ago

We started out at the camp ground. There really is no direction, and Clap isn't even listed on the trail head. We opened the sign in register to look for a map, inside the the register was ripped to shreds and turned into a mice nest. They started jumping out of the top of the box! We closed the register and started on our way. There ARE trail markers for the trails listed. Like I said, nothing about Clap. We walked about a mile and turned around and saw a small faint trail and followed that. It DID bring us to Clap Mtn. Cliffs. That is a nice place to take a seat and have a drink. We checked that out for a few, then looked for ANY trace of a trail we could find to continue on, and there was NOTHING. We went a ways into the woods to try to make our way to summit. Definitely need to clear a path for yourself! We ended up turning back and leaving when we heard gun shots a couple times. Pretty place, and a decent little adventure, but I don't think we will go back.

11 months ago

Trail starts at Sharp Bridge Campground. Cross one footbridge and take the trail on the left. It leads you to the Sharp Bridge Cliffs (part of Clap mountain). The cliffs are a very nice place to relax. To summit Clap mountain you have to bushwhack. You can see the Summit from the Sharp Bridge cliffs by turning and looking to your left. Work your way through the pines and birches. The ascent to the Summit is pretty easy.