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

Storm King State Park

Butter Hill/Stillman/Bluebird Trail Loop from Route 9W - Storm King State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin Butter Hill/Stillman/Bluebird Trail Loop from Route 9W - Storm King State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin

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
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Sheets of ice...
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. I would not recommend anyone do this hike, or at least not the second half of the hike until some time in April. Beautiful views and lots of solitutde. Trails are blazed very well and the directions are accurate as usual.
Sully
August 15, 2013
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One of the best hikes around
I loved the combination of different views, from 360 degrees, to north-facing, to east-facing, and the frequency of coming upon them. The trail description is very detailed and accurate which adds to the pleasure. And to whoever also hiked today (8/15/2013) and left a personal item at the top of Butter Hill, it's now on the state park sign in the parking lot ;-)
z2010
March 24, 2013
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Sharing photos of this hike
My dog and I hiked this loop today. The views from Butter Hill were great. http://www.agiletrekker.blogspot.com/2013/03/butter-hillstillmanbluebird-trail-loop.html
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