Looking for a great trail near Cold Spring, New York? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Hudson Highlands State Park or Bear Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Cold Spring ranging from 1.2 to 8.2 miles and from 22 to 1,417 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Beautiful outlooks/ very short but crazy elevation gain. One of my favorites

I really liked this trail. Brought my family and dog and it was a great day! No bugs, trail was easy, hardly any people using it. Great views!

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rocky
3 days ago

Beautiful views. I believe I parked at the Cornish parking lot. The short loop is white , to yellow, to blue. I did the hike with my dog. She did well and enjoyed it. The first 45ish minutes is very vertical and exhausting. Part of the trail is very rocky, so a bit challenging. But the views were well worth it. There are plenty of nice spots to take a break. There is also a lot of shade.

It was a pleasant hike. As 12 mile hikes go, this one was very manageable and enjoyable. The trail tended to be well-groomed and easy to follow. However, there are a couple points on the hike where you are at risk for making a wrong turn because a few shortcut trails exist that are not shown on the AllTrails map. There was one incredible view from Round Hill and two other pretty good lookout points along the way. Also, when you pass by the lake (not sure if the lake has a name, but it’s fed by Clove Creek), definitely walk down to the shore. When I visited, the water was incredibly calm and glassy. It made for some awesome photos!

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no shade
5 days ago

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8 days ago

Spend most of your time up top with the overlook of the bear mountain bridge and Hudson River, but don’t miss the true summit less than 50 yards away (follow the blue trail to the USGS marker).

From the start marker, go south towards the tunnel so you can do the steep part on the way up instead of down. Trail starts right past the porta potties on your right. Bring LOTS of water. The first mile has no tree cover so you're gonna be baking in the sun while doing the most difficult section. Really easy to get dehydrated if not prepared. Temp was 90 degrees when I went. Beautiful hike, totally worth it!

By far my favorite trail to climb. it's difficult but safe on the easy side and if you want to make it hard, you can make it as hard as you want, up to and including risk-of-death type trails.

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rocky
17 days ago

Great hike close to public transportation and town! A true uphill for about 2.5 miles leads to great views of the Hudson Valley. Nice, long, meandering downhill goes past small waterfall and historic building ruins. TIP: Pick up a trail map and have one of the trail hosts show you the loop on the map before hitting the trail. The trails are very clearly marked, but confidence in your route will prevent any lengthy detours.

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17 days ago

With the detours, it seemed more like 5 Miles, but it was a beautiful hike! Steep at first but the 2nd half is a bit easier, and more downhill. Highly recommend!

**All Trails description said the trail was closed due to rockslide, but today, 6/30/19, it was open** So good! Rock scramble was tough, and I’m not in the greatest shape, but I made it and I loved it. Trail markers were very good, just pay attention to the colored dots and painted arrows. Beautiful scenery, surprisingly shaded, lots of repeat value.

Awesome hike. Bring bug spray. Mosquitos are everywhere

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rocky
19 days ago

fun hike with an amazing view at the top

good scramble up on a scorcher. the beginning is challenging but levels off at the top.

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rocky
20 days ago

Get ready to pull out the bug spray! I re-applied no less than 5 times with an all natural spray and a deet spray during this hike and still left with an impressive 20+ bug bites. In the first couple minutes of the hike you cross a stream which is extremely muddy beforehand and has a trail made to go around but is also completely water-logged. We are talking ankle-deep mud. If you do not bring waterproof shoes and an extra pair of socks you will be miserable. IF, however, you come prepared (bug spray, good shoes, extra socks) you will have a fantastic time! I loved this hike, I went during a thunderstorm so I couldnt see much in terms of views but there were plenty of lookout points along the way. I made a wrong turn and walked along side a road for a mile. Eventually I found my way back to the charcoal burners and continued the last bit of the hike on the Appalachian trail. challenging rock scrambles, although no power climbs as was promised by another review. Overall I really enjoyed it, I'll be doing an out and back on the Appalachian next time I go. I also came across a few concerning signs about no dogs, and being in a boy scout camp police survelienced area.

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rocky
24 days ago

Beautiful views.

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24 days ago

Nice and quick for a pretty view. Definitely best early in the day. Parking was pretty full by the time we came down at 10:30 am.

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rocky
24 days ago

best to climb before 9am. it gets crowded on top. stunning views of hudson river, bear mountain and popolopen peak.

Finished in 1 hour 40 minutes and felt like I was moving more quickly than most on the trail. The beginning is a difficult vertical climb. Wear shoes with grip if you are going to scramble up the smooth slabs. I found the alternate routes to be more difficult that the main trail. I saw 5 year olds and 60 year olds doing the hike. I think you definitely need to be in decent shape to get through the first scramble, or it will take all day. The scramble is busy but crowds thin after. Take the 6:30 train from nyc, 7:30 am at the latest.

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