The Storm King Scenic Parking lot holds about 30 cars and is on the northbound side of Rt.9W which is a divided highway. If not familiar with this area, pay attention as the lot is easy to pass as it’s on a series of sharp curves.
The Hike: The hike starts at 9:30 so please arrive a little earlier. If late, just catch up. Moderate pace (not slow). Come join us for a fun, but sometimes strenuous hike on Storm King Mountain with great views of the Hudson, Breakneck Ridge, Mt. Taurus , Schunnemunk, the Hudson Valley and other points of interest.
From the Rt. 9W parking lot, we’ll take Orange up several short, steep rock scrambles to Yellow. Turn right on Yellow and take in the 360 views from Butter Hill. After a brief stop, go downhill a short ways and turn left on Blue/Red to the lower north side of the mountain. After about a half-mile, turn right on Yellow and ascend on the north slope of Storm King. We’ll pass several great viewpoints while circling the top of Storm King on the Yellow. Upon coming to a Blue Trail, turn left. Turn right at the white trail to return to the parking lot. (For an extended hike, stay on the Blue and into the valley. Then climb and circle North Point.)
Pace: Moderate. 2 – 2.5 mph
Duration: Approx 2.5 – 3 hours
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Difficulty: – We will encounter icy trails, some steep hills and rocky terrain. Not recommended for people doing their “first-ever” hike. You should have previously hiked similar distances and terrain.
Map: NY-NJ Trail Conference Map #113; Avenza mapping app; or similar maps/apps
Gear: Microspikes and/or other traction with sharp points; water, snacks, etc. Appropriate footwear. Clothing for changing temps. Headlamp or light.
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