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Gems in Lower Hudson Valley - 1

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gem Favorite Big Bish Falls from above.

Bash Bish Falls

(3) Sheffield, MA

Recommended Routes in Lower Hudson Valley - 55

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Favorite Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Difficult

Breakneck Ridge Bypass

2.8 mi 4.5 km 1,129' Up 344.21 m Up 1,135' Down 346.08 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite View from an overlook just off the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bear Mountain Loop

3.7 mi 5.9 km 1,121' Up 341.56 m Up 1,120' Down 341.52 m Down

Fort Mo…, NY
Favorite The view near the top of Storm King Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Storm King Mountain

2.4 mi 3.9 km 455' Up 138.62 m Up 460' Down 140.21 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Difficult

Breakneck Ridge to Sugarloaf Mountain Loop

6.1 mi 9.9 km 1,490' Up 454.2 m Up 1,483' Down 451.97 m Down

Cornwal…, NY
Favorite Wait, I can’t see!
Difficult

Peanut Leap Cascade into Giant Stairs

4.2 mi 6.8 km 744' Up 226.9 m Up 746' Down 227.28 m Down

Northvale, NJ
Favorite Raven Rocks overlook panorama.
Difficult

Rock Trail (RT) Loop

7.0 mi 11.3 km 1,035' Up 315.48 m Up 1,034' Down 315.22 m Down

Pound R…, NY
Favorite View of the Hudson and Bear Mountain Bridge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Popolopen Gorge - Timp-Torne Loop

4.3 mi 7.0 km 1,157' Up 352.56 m Up 1,092' Down 332.84 m Down

Fort Mo…, NY
Favorite View from Anthony's Nose,  across the Hudson looking at Bear Mountain.
Intermediate/Difficult

Anthony's Nose to Bear Mountain Bridge

6.0 mi 9.6 km 1,446' Up 440.79 m Up 1,446' Down 440.69 m Down

Fort Mo…, NY
Favorite Arguably the best view in Harriman State Park NY, just off Lichen Trail looking west
Intermediate/Difficult

Lemon Squeeze, Bowling Rocks, and Valley of Boulders Loop

10.1 mi 16.3 km 1,627' Up 495.81 m Up 1,623' Down 494.83 m Down

Harriman, NY

Lower Hudson Valley Hiking

  • 1,311 Miles 2,110 Kilometers of Trail
  • 56 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 108 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 224 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 24 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Lower Hudson Valley - 300

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4.1 mi 6.6 km #1Breakneck Ridge Trail
Difficult
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Difficult
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 29 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #2Shore Trail (White): The Giant Stairs
Difficult
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Difficult
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
25.5 mi 41.0 km #3Empire State Trail: Maybrook Trailway Section
Easy
Brewster, NY
Easy
Brewster, NY
4.3 mi 6.8 km #4Perkins Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
Intermediate/Difficult
Cold Spring, NY
22.2 mi 35.7 km #5Ramapo Dunderberg (R-D) Trail
Difficult
Verplanck, NY
Difficult
Verplanck, NY
22.7 mi 36.5 km #6Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail
Very Difficult
Suffern, NY
Very Difficult
Suffern, NY 10 
3.6 mi 5.8 km #7Menomine Trail
Intermediate
Harriman, NY
Intermediate
Harriman, NY
14.6 mi 23.5 km #8South County Trail
Easy
Tarrytown, NY
Easy
Tarrytown, NY
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9Nawahunta Fire Road
Easy
Harriman, NY
Easy
Harriman, NY
1.9 mi 3.1 km #10North County Trailway: Law Park South to Route 117
Intermediate
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Intermediate
Briarcliff Manor, NY

Photos of Lower Hudson Valley - 639

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Heading up the Breakneck scramble in light snow
Apr 23, 2015 near Cornwal…, NY
Arguably the best view in Harriman State Park NY, just off Lichen Trail looking west
Nov 12, 2018 near Harriman, NY
Breakneck Ridge III
Apr 23, 2015 near Cornwal…, NY
View of the Hudson and Bear Mountain Bridge.
May 23, 2019 near Fort Mo…, NY
Lakeside view
Jul 31, 2022 near Montebello, NY
Long Path/red trail
Apr 22, 2021 near South N…, NY
Remnants of an old rocking chair along the ridge.
Jul 18, 2017 near Beacon, NY
Morning mist
Sep 27, 2019 near Fort Mo…, NY