Hook Mountain State Park – July 4th Flag Raising

July 4, 2017 – Nyack, NY Difficulty: Moderate Length: Approximately 6 miles Max elevation: 702 ft.– total elevation gain approximately 1,006 ft. Route type: Circuit Map: Hudson PalisadesTrails Map 110 Trailhead parking: Nyack Beach State Park 698 N. […]

Hook Mountain State Park

July 10, 2016 –Congers, NY Difficulty: moderate Length: approximately 6.5 miles Route type: circuit Hook Mountain State Park  is part of the Palisades Interstate Park system, just north of Nyack. It extends along almost seven miles of […]

Tallman Mountain State Park – Hudson River Palisades

January‎ ‎12‎, ‎2019 – Sparkill, NY Difficulty: Easy Length: Approximately 4.4 miles Max elevation: 218 ft. – total elevation gain 409 ft. Route type: Circuit Map: Hudson Palisades Trails Map #109 – Tallman Mountain State […]

Dater Mountain Bushwack – Harriman State Park

December‎ ‎22‎, ‎2018 – Sloatsburg, NY Difficulty: Moderate – strenuous Length: approximately 5.4 miles Max elevation: 1,043 ft.– total elevation gain 971 ft. Route type: Circuit Map: Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map #118 Trailhead parking: 199-31 […]

Yellow Trail Loop – Garret Mountain Reservation

April 14, 2018 – Woodland Park, New Jersey Difficulty: Easy Length: Approximately 3.4 miles Max elevation: 520 ft.– total elevation gain approximately 321 ft. Route type: Circuit Map: Garret Mountain Reservation map Trailhead parking: Park Rd, Woodland […]

Croton Landing Park

May 21, 2020 – Croton-on-Hudson, NY Difficulty: Easy Length: Approximately 2 miles Max elevation: 14 ft. – total elevation gain: approximately 13 ft. Route type: Out and back Maps: Westchester RiverWalk Map Trailhead parking: 1 […]

George’s Island Park

January‎ ‎1‎, ‎2019 – Montrose, NY Difficulty: Easy Map: George’s Island Park Map (outdated) Trailhead parking: Dutch St, Montrose, NY 10548 Admission and Fees: County Park Pass is not required for admission Fee: $5 with […]

Oscawana Island Nature Preserve

November‎ ‎17‎, ‎2018 – Oscawana Island Nature Preserve – Crugers, NY Difficulty: Easy Length: Approximately 1 mile Max elevation: 69 ft.– total elevation gain approximately 101 ft. Route type: Out and back Maps: None available […]

Montrose Point State Forest & George’s Island Park

‎October‎ ‎28‎, ‎2018 – Montrose, NY Difficulty: Easy Length: Approximately 4.3 miles Max elevation: 144 ft.– total elevation gain approximately 314 ft. Route type: Circuit Map: Montrose Point State Forest Map – George’s Island Park Map (outdated) […]

Anthony’s Nose via Military Road

One of the Hudson Valley’s most popular hikes with outstanding views up and down the Hudson River.

High Tor – Hudson River Palisades

June 24, 2018 – New City, NY Difficulty: Moderate Length: Approximately 3 miles Max elevation: 832 ft.– total elevation gain approximately 793 ft. Route type: Out and back Map: Hudson Palisades Trails Map #112 Trailhead […]

Croton Point Park – Underhill Wine Cellars

January 7, 2017 – Croton-On-Hudson, NY Difficulty: easy Length: approximately 3.5 miles Route type: circuit Map: free downloadable   Croton Point Park is a 508-acre park situated on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson […]

Giant Stairs Hike – Hudson River Palisades

July 7, 2016 – Closter, NJ Difficulty: strenuous Length: approximately 5.5 miles Route type: circuit View a more recent version of this hike HERE Palisades Interstate Park  is on the western shore of the Hudson River in northeastern […]

Take a hike!

Detailed hike descriptions with images, history, trailhead locations, maps and more.

Squantz Pond State Park

This short lollipop loop hike follows the shoreline of scenic Squantz Pond, passes Council Rock, a massive rock formation and returns along the pond.

Steep Rock Preserve Loop

March 17, 2018 – Washington Depot, Connecticut Difficulty: Moderate Length: Approximately 5.7 miles Max elevation: 776 ft.– total elevation gain approximately 742 ft. Route type: Circuit Map: Steep Rock Preserve Map Trailhead parking: 2 Tunnel […]

Dyckman Hill Loop from Fort Lee Historic Park – Hudson River Palisades

January 27, 2018 – Fort Lee, New Jersey Difficulty: Moderate Length: Approximately 7.5 miles Max elevation: 344 ft.– total elevation gain approximately 559 ft. Route type: Circuit Map: Hudson Hudson Palisades Trails Map #108 – […]

Montgomery Place – North Woods

July 9, 2017 – Red Hook, NY Difficulty: Easy Length: Approximately 3 miles Max elevation: 154 ft. – total elevation gain approximately 430 ft. Route type: Circuit Map: Montgomery Place grounds map Trailhead parking: 26 Gardener […]