Crows Nest Mountain/Howell Trail from Route 9W

Storm King State Park

This loop hike climbs to the North Peak of Crows Nest Mountain, with many spectacular viewpoints over the Hudson River and the Highlands.

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At the north side of the parking area, you will notice a triple blaze that marks the start of the Bobcat Trail. Follow this white-blazed trail, which descends steadily through an oak forest with an understory of blueberries. At the base of the descent, it crosses a stream on stepping stones, bears left, and soon begins to follow a faint woods road. About half a mile from the start, the Bobcat...

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Trail Maintainer | Ringwood State Park
September 15, 2016
Trail Chair: North Jersey
June 21, 2016

Trip Reports

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August 25, 2016
I agree, hiking up then coasting down works much better for me too.
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June 30, 2016
Route 218 at that point is 33.6 meters, the trailhead is 334.5 meters.  So 300 meters or 987 feet - sure felt like it!
z2010's picture
June 16, 2015
I just recently did this hike the past weekend and I consider it a hidden gem among the more popular and crowded trails over at Storm King, Breakneck and Bear Mtn.
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