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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.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 620 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest River Views Wildlife Rocky Scramble
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Parking is available at a pull-off on the northbound side.

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Lydia Paden
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Great hike. Very rocky. Really wish I would’ve had my hiking boots instead of just running sneakers for this one. Haha!

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Ben Curtis
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HikingGreat!

It was a lovely trail. Minimal graffiti and garbage only at the trail head. We came on a Sunday afternoon and the foot traffic was light and everyone respectful of space. Uphill the first mile, rocky then very easy after, mostly flat out to the peak then downhill from there. Don’t recommend for old people or people with bad knees because most of the trail is quite rocky. Overall I’d call it a beginner trail for people into hiking: gives you a taste of a challenge at first then all down hill from there. Stunning views

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Maybelline Tan
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Hiking

Definitely a moderate hike. Went counter clockwise like others recommended. Once you pass the uphill scramble/climb it gets much easier. Hiking poles definitely helped. Gorgeous views at the top

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Annie Liu
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HikingGreat!

I would consider this hike to be more on the moderate-hard side. We had to get on our hands for part of the initial climb. Overall, it was a great hike, good views and definitely gave us a good sweat.

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Bruce Leon
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great incline great views no complaints

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brad kempf
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Lisa Giuliano
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I thought this was an amazing trail the incline was pretty steep, there were many places to look out and get unbelievable views. This trail was one of the harder ones that I climbed but worth it when you got to the top.. If you go on the weekend make sure you leave very early because the parking lot fills up very quickly! Overall a really nice mountain to climb

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Holly H
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Hiking

just enough challenge and scrambling to earn yourself a summit beer!

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K M
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Well marked trails - great views!

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Rachel Simone
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HikingGreat!

I am very short so had some issues with the incline at first. Beautiful views. It's not so bad on the way down.

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Emily Crowe
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Did this hike for the first time at 7am on a Monday. No one in the parking lot, completely empty trail! Keep your eyes up to follow the markers, even though the trails are relatively rocky. Gorgeous views! First mile is challenging, and from there it’s really comfortable.

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Pinch Rekant
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awesome! we did counter clockwise so the rock climbing was on way down.

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Karl Kwon
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It’s a good. The parking spot was clean and well maintained and was almost full on 9:30 am Saturday.

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GrAce OfSpades
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HikingGreat!

Just remember to turn RIGHT when the orange trail ends! Otherwise, it's all clearly marked and you shouldn't get lost. Rock scrambles were fun but might be a bit challenging for beginners. Nothing impossible though! A couple of beautiful viewpoints. It's pretty heavily trafficked so make sure to arrive early to get a parking spot!

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Madhu Vijay
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HikingGreat!

simply superb!! dont get fooled by the initial climb, gets much easier after a few initial minutes of climb!! great for all ages!

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MJ User
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Talal Jabari
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HikingScramble

For the length of the hike, there's a lot of variety and a decent view. Technically it could be a bit challenging in parts.

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Az Tan
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Hiking

Great scenic view. Went counter clockwise and it was the way to go: harder at the beginning. Saw a lot of dogs but small dog would need to be carried on several rocky section.

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Karl Kwon
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It’s a good. The parking spot was clean and well maintained and was almost full on 9:30 am Saturday.

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Da G
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Adrianna Gibaldi
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Trail was well maintained with trail markers. Some scrambles but nothing too crazy. My 4 month old lab was able to get through this no problem. Overall I’d recommend!

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Quintara Jean
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whoa! it was a great hike overall but be prepared to climb. Some areas were very narrow and steep but definitely worth it for the views.

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Jessica Benitez
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HikingGreat!
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MJ Ma
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Utku Catak
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HikingGreat!

it was a nice hike with my 10 year old son. Some parts were bit steep for him but he was managed to climb with no problems. I would come back again in fall for the view.

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Jennifer Castillo Carrasquillo
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Stephanie Pisano
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Great hike overall! Mix of steep and flat/downhill areas as well. Trail markers got a little confusing... we started with orange, switching to yellow/blue was pretty clear, but then switching to the white path to complete the loop was a bit tricky to find. With 1 wrong turn the whole thing took us 2 hours to complete. We can’t wait to come back!

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M Clift
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Did the Orange—Blue/Yellow—White loop. Starts off with some fun exposed scrambles. Levels off with a few brief uphill stretches through gorgeous forest. Gorgeous views north and west on way up. Don’t miss the views East and south just before the white trail on the way down. Tip: save some energy for the last little uphill before the parking lot.

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Rebecca H
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Nice

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