Butter Hill/Stillman/By-Pass 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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August 28, 2016
Did this yesterday. Enoyable day out. I say people with dogs, baby carrier on the back, kids all make the trip.
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June 15, 2014
Hiked this trail with kids today to celebrate Father's Day.  Some good climbing right off the parking lot.  All of the hard work is over after the first 1/2 hour.  Great views from the top--360 degree
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October 06, 2013
Hiked this yesterday - it took about 1:40 mins with a few stops along the way. At the end, the white blazed bypass trail now goes all the way back to the parking lot and is well marked.
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