December 08, 2016
November 09, 2013
A super autumn hike
This is an excellent outing for the fall, when tempuratures are cool and views are improved after the leaves fall. Conditions were excellent for my day hike in early November 2013. My GPS reads 7.3 miles (11.8 km) round trip from the Metro North Station at Cold Spring.
April 28, 2013
Great views and easy to get to by train
Great hike - nice to actually stretch the legs - and fantastic views. I took the first train from NYC to Cold Spring - highly recommended as the trail seems to get busy. Cold Spring is a very cute town, but became a bit over-run with tourist-y types (myself included) later in the afternoon. The first train left Grand Central at 6:44am (Saturday) and cost $26 return. I was there by 8am, at the top just after 9am, and back down by 11 or so - wishing I'd had a longer nap at the top! Fantastic views overlooking the hills. Hourly trains to bring you back to NY.