Hudson Highlands State Park

Hudson Highlands State Park, Cold Spring: Address, Phone Number, Hudson Highlands State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Hudson Highlands State Park

Hudson Highlands State Park
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Luann M
Pecatonica, IL310 contributions
Great park for a little (or lot) hiking.
Sep 2021
We took a nice little hike up to the top to view the Hudson River. There is an extensive hiking system, and the views are a huge payoff.
Written September 24, 2021
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theworldeye
Chicago, IL277 contributions
Beautiful!
Apr 2021
Beautiful Park. Hard trails. Not for beginners! They recommend to get the white trail up, it is climbing rocks. If you are not use to hike and climb don't take this trail. Route 9D to access and parking.
P.S.: Park hangers NEEDED for people graffitiing the rocks!
Written April 5, 2021
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mirmirandronnie
Cold Spring, NY45 contributions
The ONLY access is from route 9D
Jul 2020
Local hiker here, writing another review for the benefit of non-locals. As I have written elsewhere, I am writing because it seems, since the start of COVID, that we have been getting A LOT of first timers, both to the area and to hiking in general. Some tips: 1. all of these are REAL trails, many of which are rocky, some of which have you crossing streams, some of which require that you climb. Please wear good shoes and consider hiking elsewhere if you have small children, dogs or are out of shape. I'm not trying to be mean, but I do want you to know about the shoes/in shape thing because 2. the local rescue/fire is volunteer based. If you get hurt, you have to wait for them to come to you. 3. this is the most frustrating. People leave the trails or drive onto roads that are clearly marked private because their map apps or gps tells them there are access points where there are none. Sometimes these little spurs lead off into the woods. People get lost or fall and get hurt. Sometimes, they are actually private roads and driveways! While I totally understand an honest mistake, bad interactions mean I have had put the local police department on speed dial. Please do not make me call them.
Written July 18, 2020
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Josh D.
Syracuse, NY157 contributions
Great hike with kids
Nov 2019 • Family
We enjoyed doing the Cornish Estate hike with an elementary and a middle school aged children. They enjoyed exploring the ruins and the feeling of wilderness along the Hudson. It can be expanded as the kids get older but for now a quick out and back gave them a feeling of accomplishment
Written November 29, 2019
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Birkiegirl
Guadalajara9 contributions
Ignore the GPS and access the trails from Rte. 9D
Jul 2019 • Family
Ignore the GPS if it sends you to the trails by Lake Surprise Road in Cold Spring, NY. The only access is via Rte.9D - save time and get more hiking in by going straight there - you´ll get turned away at the top of Lake Surprise Rd as it is a Camp, is private property and is gated.
Written July 8, 2019
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Robert S
North Wales, PA94 contributions
Great hike with amazing views!
Apr 2019 • Couples
My wife and I hiked the 2 hour section of the Breakneck trail. It was challenging for us, but we did it. Not bad for a 47 and 52 year old!

We saw people bring dogs on this trail which I thought might be tough for them with all of the climbing over rocks for a good part of the hike up the mountain. This might not be good for very young kids either.

Bring water and snacks! And hopefully you are ok with heights! There were a few spots where I felt a little uneasy and my wife and I are experienced hikers.
Written April 26, 2019
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BlueStone2251
Sheridan, WY202 contributions
Climbing for a view
Jan 2019 • Friends
The Mt. Beacon Incline Railway was a working attraction for years. Today the area serves as a gateway to a section of the Hudson Highlands.

The views from the top are magnificent! No wonder George Washington had used the summit to warn of enemy troop movements.

Be aware of natural and man-made hazards. Enjoy your trip with more with extra water, food, a first aid kit, and binoculars.
Written February 7, 2019
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@onmytravels23
London, UK442 contributions
nice trip away from the city
Jun 2018 • Friends
Great if you want to get out of the city for an afternoon. Took the train from Central station in the morning and got back late afternoon. Went on an hour hike and the views are stunning.
Written November 18, 2018
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pandentom
Princeton, NJ28 contributions
More Hiking than Walking - Great Views
Aug 2018 • Couples
We wore hiking shoes and took food and water on a warm day and were pleased we did as we went up the white trail. This is a proper hike with steep parts climbing over rocks. Not ideal for young children and not appropriate for push chairs. Park Ranger was helpful at the base. Parking was easy on a Saturday morning. Great view of the Hudson and West Point on the way up. It takes a few hours to complete hikes and there are various to choose from. Easy to get to/from Cold Spring.
Written August 5, 2018
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Damon W
Brooklyn, NY1,919 contributions
Great hiking and views a short distance from NYC
Jul 2018 • Couples
We hiked/scrambled up Breakneck Ridge and the views were out of this world. Really intense first mile or so. Most people do a short loop. If you take Metro North, I recommend hiking a little longer and doing this as a one-way to either Cold Spring or Beacon. We didn't have time to go all the way to Beacon, so we hiked to Cold Spring. Being able to see the ruins of the Cornish manor overgrown by the woods was a nice bonus on our leisurely stroll to down after the excitement of Breakneck Ridge.

While Hudson Highlands doesn't have the sheer number of trails that Harriman State Park has, the trails that the park does have are as good as anything I've done in New York State.
Written July 10, 2018
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