Explore the most popular hiking trails near Stony Point with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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We hiked it on Sept 4, 2017. A beautiful weather does enhace the views. The refuge is well maintained. To complete the loop, we took the old trail and almost got lost. I loved this trail and will do it again.

It took us 2 hours to do the 4mile and it was sooooo beautiful and relaxing, only hour away from the city

Went backpacking to the shelter on big hill this weekend. It was great for last minute plans. Beware- July/August are rattlesnake mating season and there were two HUGE timber rattlers ~25 ft from our campsite! One of them has a den at the top, which we saw it go into for the evening. Very cool experience!

Lots of rocks. Amazing formations but at times quite challenging.

Warm up before starting the trail. It's an up hill hike with lots of stone stairs to the top.. (a warning to those with knee issues) I timed the hike to reach the tower just in time for the sunset. Sit relax and enjoy the breath taking view

Relaxing loop with some nice uphill and an excellent view from the top of the fire tower! It’s been recently painted and it’s sturdy enough to climb carefully! Saw lots of turtles and frogs on this hike as well. Be careful where you step!

Great loop. Moderate/easy trail. Fire tower was out of commission when I had gone but they were working on it that day so should be good to go up and take a look at a beautiful view.

Love it, nice and simple, just got lost at the end...(

Beautiful and well maintained trail; The 300 + stone steps at the beginning can be hard on knees for older folks and non hikers. A 15 minutes walk around the lake to warm up before starting the hike will help. The view from the Perkin Tower & history of the Palisades park portrayed in the tower is well worth the efforts.

We were lucky to have best timing for hike right before first snow, see video below

https://youtu.be/gG-AuwKkQAs

There are many more trails up there than are laid out here but still pretty much bushwhacked from Jones to Dunderberg & Bald peaks for the BMBridge views before rejoining TT Blue. Not too hard to hike a beeline in an old growth forest. The dog flushed lots of deer

On the harder side of moderate... great variety of terrain... sick view up top... cool rock cuts and old railway tunnels...super fun

Decent trail, views are great. narrow and very rocky.

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