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Best trails in Cold Spring

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Looking for a great trail near Cold Spring, New York? AllTrails has 33 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 Bear Mountain State Park or Minnewaska State Park Preserve, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mount Beacon Park or Maple Grange Community Park. Ready for some activity? There are 20 moderate trails in Cold Spring ranging from 1.2 to 8.2 miles and from 13 to 1,587 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cold Spring
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#1 - Breakneck Ridge, Breakneck Bypass, Wilkinson Trail Loop
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
This route is called the "Breakneck Loop" in the park signage. A popular destination for hikers looking to escape NYC, this short and difficult loop trail heads up Breakneck Ridge and winds down WilkShow more
#2 - Anthony's Nose
Hudson Highlands Gateway Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Please note that the parking lot for this trail is closed due to COVID 19.Show more
#3 - Bull Hill Short Loop
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
This is the "short loop" indicated by the park in various signs along the way. You start at the parking area at Little Stony Point (just north of Cold Spring). Take the Washburn Trail (white) to theShow more
#4 - Arden Point and Glenclyffe
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Arden Point and Glenclyffe is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cold Spring, New York that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#5 - Bull Hill via the Washburn, Notch, Brook and Undercliff Trails
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
This is a lasso-shaped route up and around Bull Hill. Start at the parking area at Little Stony Point, just north of Cold Spring, then turn right onto the Washburn Trail (white), which initially folloShow more
#6 - Bull Hill (Short Trail)
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
This trail is actually a portion of the more popular and frequented Bull Hill Short Loop. It is a quick, steady ascent with dramatic views of the Hudson River Valley. Highlights include an abandonedShow more
#7 - School Mountain Trail, Fahnestock Trail, Round Hill Bypass Trail Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
This hike combines a walk along an old road through long-abandoned farms, with a moderate-to-steep climb up and down Round Hill (viewpoints to the SW). Parking is along the road (just south of the intShow more
#8 - East Mountain and Round Hill Loop
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
This is one of the more strenuous hikes in Fahnestock, as there are several climbs/descents along the route. On the other hand, particularly near the top of Round Hill, you get some really nice vistasShow more
#9 - Bald Hill and Lambs Hill via Wilkinson Memorial Trail
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 20 m
This hike is one of the few hikes that starts on the east side of Hudson Highlands State Park. It winds its way up to Fishkill Ridge, from the top of which there are spectacular views south to New YoShow more
#10 - Canopus Lake via Appalachian Trail
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Canopus Lake via Appalachian Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cold Spring, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number ofShow more
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