Butter Hill/Stillman/Bluebird Trail Loop from Route 9W

Storm King State Park

This loop climbs to the summits of Butter Hill and Storm King Mountain, with many spectacular viewpoints over the Hudson River and the Highlands.

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From the parking area, walk north along the grassy shoulder of the road. Soon, you will see a triple-orange blaze, which marks the start of the Butter Hill Trail. Follow the orange blazes as they bear right, away from the road, and begin to ascend steeply. Soon, views over the Hudson River begin to appear to the right. The mountain across the river is Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus), and the point of...

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Trip Reports

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March 19, 2014
What an excellent place for a hike! I thought that after a few warm days most of the ice would have been melted, well I was wrong. The ice is still very thick and extremely slick.
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August 15, 2013
I loved the combination of different views, from 360 degrees, to north-facing, to east-facing, and the frequency of coming upon them.
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March 24, 2013
My dog and I hiked this loop today. The views from Butter Hill were great.
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