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Storm King Mountain via Storm King Trail

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Storm King State Park

Storm King Mountain via Storm King Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cornwall, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 620 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Parking is available at a pull-off on the northbound side.

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rocky
14 hours ago

Great trail. Plenty of places to rest if needed. Great view. Saw a couple smaller dogs having a rough time making it up some of the rocks.

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20 hours ago

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muddy
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9 days ago

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icy
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snow
11 days ago

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icy
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snow
11 days ago

recorded Recording - Mar 21, 01:03 PM

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muddy
rocky
scramble
14 days ago

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rocky
17 days ago

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rocky
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20 days ago

Highly recommend. Rock scrambles in some areas. We followed hike the Hudson valley blog which has awesome directions on what trails to go. Ran the last .2 and it was great! Could run all the way down if you are an experienced trail runner (i am not). Beautiful views!

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rocky
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21 days ago

PROTIP: if you would rather go *down* a steep rock scramble than up it, do this trail counterclockwise - start with white to aqua/yellow to orange. I was very glad I took this advice when I passed by people going up the orange scramble. Going down seemed a lot easier. Rest of the hike is pretty easy and quick, some gorgeous views in all directions! Another note: parking lot only fits maybe 25 cars. It was juuust full when I got there at 12:30, and when I left around 3pm people had crammed in so tightly that someone scratched the side of another person’s car badly trying to get out of the lot. Get here early!

It’s a steep start if you start with orange. But then it level off. A few view points along the way. Quick hike with some great rewards.

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22 days ago

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