Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) via Washburn/Notch/Brook/Cornish...

Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve

Bull Hill-view north over Breakneck Ridge and North and South Beacon Mountains from the Washbun Trail - Hudson Highlands State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin Bull Hill-view north over Breakneck Ridge and North and South Beacon Mountains from the Washbun Trail - Hudson Highlands State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin East Hudson Highlands (Washburn Tr.) & Metro-North - Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) via Washburn/Notch/Brook/Cornish Trail Loop - Photo: Daniel Chazin East Hudson Highlands (Washburn Tr.) & Metro-North - Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) via Washburn/Notch/Brook/Cornish Trail Loop - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This loop hike steeply climbs Bull Hill, with many spectacular views over the Hudson River.

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From the northern end of the parking area, proceed north on the white-blazed Washburn Trail. In 100 feet, you’ll reach a junction with the blue-blazed Cornish Trail, which continues straight ahead. The Cornish Trail will be your return route, but for now, bear right and continue to follow the Washburn Trail uphill along an old road, once used to access a quarry.


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Trip Reports

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December 08, 2016
4
Great hike

Very challenging hike up the Washburn Trail, but I truly enjoyed it. The rest of the hike is easy once you tackle the summit.
For a virtual tour of this hike, please click here: https://scenesfromthetrail.com/2016/12/03/bull-hill-and-cornish-estate-r...

CeeGee
November 09, 2013
0
A super autumn hike
This is an excellent outing for the fall, when tempuratures are cool and views are improved after the leaves fall. Conditions were excellent for my day hike in early November 2013. My GPS reads 7.3 miles (11.8 km) round trip from the Metro North Station at Cold Spring.
stevenmleslie
April 28, 2013
0
Great views and easy to get to by train
Great hike - nice to actually stretch the legs - and fantastic views. I took the first train from NYC to Cold Spring - highly recommended as the trail seems to get busy. Cold Spring is a very cute town, but became a bit over-run with tourist-y types (myself included) later in the afternoon. The first train left Grand Central at 6:44am (Saturday) and cost $26 return. I was there by 8am, at the top just after 9am, and back down by 11 or so - wishing I'd had a longer nap at the top! Fantastic views overlooking the hills. Hourly trains to bring you back to NY.
sjriley
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