Hook Mountain & Nyack Beach Loop

HARD 29 reviews

Hook Mountain & Nyack Beach Loop is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Congers, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

wildlife

rocky

historic site

hiking
25 days ago

A very good moderate hike, definitely not a hard one.
6.4 miles and 3 hours with beautiful views of the Hudson.
3 miles of it is on roads and along the river bed, so technically that part is just walking.
But the initial 3+ miles is a pretty decent workout, varied terrain, some rocks, and brilliant views.
And the road elevation towards the end leading up to the parking is a good one too, giving a bit of satisfaction after 3 miles of just walking.
This hike provides a good opportunity to combine hiking and a picnic along the Nyack beach, saw many people doing that.
Overall, not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

The hook mountain trail is a rewarding climb. the Nyack trail is nice along the water but it is just a footpath along the shore and is not really a hike.

2 months ago

Half of trail is hiking with decent climb. Other half is flat on roads/path along the river. Good for running.

hiking
3 months ago

Spectacular views from the ridge of NY city, the Hudson River and the lake. Cactus growing at the top, deer running through the trees and turkey vultures flying at eye level over the cliffs.

3 months ago

Great views. Trail is pretty eroded in some parts from overuse, though. Should be rated as moderate.

trail running
7 months ago

Part 1 follows Long Path teal blazes through forest over rocky and steep terrain. There are several scenic overlooks of the Hudson River. Teal blazes were easy enough to find while running, but it was not possible to run the entire part 1 due to rocks and steep drops at times. I saw lots of deer and some birds. When you see white blazes, part 2 begins. The white blazes take you through forest to Midland Ave. Make your way east to the River over roads for a short distance. Part 3 is on the multi-use path next to the Hudson River, which you pick up at Nyack Beach. There is a big climb on road back up to start.

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recorded Track - Oct 14 10:46 PM

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