South Mountain County Park

Park Overview:

Adjacent to the western border of High Tor State Park, South Mountain County Park has a number of scenic views overlooking Haverstraw and the Hudson River, Mt. Ivy and Thiells, Clarkstown and Orangetown.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:239 acres
Buy Trail Map:Hudson Palisades Trails Map
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

This mountainous ridge is part of the Palisades escarpment, which ends at NY 45. It is covered with a mature stand of hardwood trees and lacks large water retention areas, with most of the precipitation absorbed locally or shed down the heavily wooded slope. Trees include Black Oak, White Oak, Red Oak, Dogwood, Aspen, Tulip, Hemlock, Red Cedar, and Sumac. In season there are blueberries, wild grapes and raspberries, but please, the berries are for the birds.

Trails Overview:

The Long Path traverses the park.


Eastern gate - From 202 turn south onto Central Highway (Central Highway is at the north end of Little Tor Road) continue to parking area on east side off road just beyond the crest of the mountain. Park entrance is across highway. To western gate - From Route 202 turn south onto Route 45 to entrance some 800' on left.

Public Transportation: Rockland Coaches

Contact Information:South Mountain County Park
Region:Rockland County