The Hudson Highlands Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

The Hudson Highlands Trail is a 4.9 mile loop trail located near Cold Spring, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
754 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

This trail was okay, there is a lot of a land but the view point were not the the best I have seen. It was still a pretty trail and I would say it's slightly harder. If your a new hiker this isn't a moderate trail you should start with.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

good for being so close to the city!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Very good trail

hiking
9 months ago

I did White Washburn to Yellow Undercliff to Red Brook to Blue Cornish. It was extremely crowded until I moved past viewing spots on Undercliff. It was a nice ascent in beginning and very windy. It was a good hike and will be back to do more trails.

9 months ago

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

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Friday, July 15, 2016

hiking
Friday, May 20, 2016

This was a really good hike, I only gave it 3 stars because there isn't actually something called the Hudson Highlands Trail and it can be really confusing without an actual destination. If you use the directions from the app, it's brings you to all different trail heads of the Hudson highlands state park. To follow the path shown here, take the white blazed trail, which is flat, until you reach a junction with a green blazed trail that goes up on the right. This route will take you to Round Hill. Take the green trail all the way until another junction with a blue blazed trail on the RIGHT. Be careful here because there is another blue trail on the left that goes to another part of the mountain. You will notice the correct blue trail goes straight up and gets rockier, this means you are nearing the lookout of round hill. Once you reach round hill, you can follow the blue trail all the way back down the other side of the mountain as a loop. Definitely bring a map.