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Hudson Highlands State Park

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Address: Route 9D, Cold Spring, NY 10512
Phone Number: +1 845-225-7207
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A great hike in an interesting park

A mostly undeveloped preserve of nearly 6,000 acres, the park consists of a series of separate parcels of land stretching from Annsville Creek in Peekskill, north to Dennings... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A mostly undeveloped preserve of nearly 6,000 acres, the park consists of a series of separate parcels of land stretching from Annsville Creek in Peekskill, north to Dennings Point in Beacon. This is a strenuous 6 mile loop hike with great views, which would take 4 to 5 hours. Driving Directions Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway to its northern terminus... More 

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Edgewater, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Hudson Highlands State Park is just an hour or so out of NYC but is a completely different world. The park is very spread out along the Hudson -we hiked in the section around a Cold Spring. The trail heads are not well marked at all but fortunately there was a trail steward by the section we were looking for... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

The Bull Hill's White trail was perfect hiking trail because there were some challenging areas and some pretty lay back path. The only disappointment was the "Green trail" that was a terrible, hazardous, and stressful experience. The Green trail is made up of 85 percent rubble rocks and you can twist your ankle or harm your knees very easily. I... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Beautiful spot along the Hudson that is a must do for any folks that enjoy day hikes and getting out of the City. If you go to the NY State Parks website for this park, you will find in the "Maps" link with the trail maps for North and South parts of the park. Print the map and take it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, challenging, dog-friendly and peaceful. Highly recommend this area for a day-trip or weekend trip from Manhattan. Trails are well-marked and not overly traversed (at least on the late fall/winter occasions when we've been). Go!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

I have hiked this State Park many times. Each trail is better than the next. You can take Metro North straight from the city to the different trail starting points as well, which makes it very ideal and convenient. When taking Metro North to Beacon, you can hike the Breakneck/Casino/Old Train ruins trail. This is a more strenuous hike that... More 

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Cold Spring, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

While the area is beautiful it is overly crowded and the trails are in poor shape. The excessive amount of people who visit here have no problem with tossing their trash wherever they want. If you are looking for a quiet hike in the woods this is not the place. Breakneck trail is extremely strenuous-do not take this trail unless... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Had the day off work and someone recommended this park. What a find! We did the trails that led to the Cornish mansion ruins. Not a terribly hard hike but you should at least be in kind-of decent shape. Lots of photo opportunities. Even found a geocache in the ruins. What a great day. Definitely have to come back when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Lots of good reviews here so I won't pile on - needless to say, the rock scramble up Breakneck Ridge is amazing if you're in good shape. Here are two add'l things to know: 1) If you reach the fourth and highest summit, there's a large flat grassy area at the top. It can be difficult to find your way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

It's a challenging hike but doable if you are properly prepared. Here's a few tips: 1) Make sure you have shoes with proper grip in order to help climb the rocks. That cannot be emphasized enough. There are parts where you'll have a sliver of a grove to give yourself a boost up, and if you're really struggling, look out... More 

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