Crows Nest Mountain/Howell Trail from Route 9W

Storm King State Park

View of Storm King Mountain - Storm King State Park - Photo credit: Trail Conference View of Storm King Mountain - Storm King State Park - Photo credit: Trail Conference Storm King Mountain and the Hudson River from Crows Nest Mountain - Photo by Daniel Chazin Storm King Mountain and the Hudson River from Crows Nest Mountain - Photo by Daniel Chazin

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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Trip Reports

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December 09, 2016
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This is my favorite of all the wonderful hikes in this area, just seven miles south of my home. One thing i think is not stressed enough: After reaching the top of that steep, steep climb from Rt.
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GenieA1
August 25, 2016
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I agree, hiking up then coasting down works much better for me too.
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z2010
June 30, 2016
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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!
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