Long Path/Hook Mountain Bike Path Loop to Summit of...

Nyack Beach State Park

Long Path/Hook Mountain Bike Path Loop to Summit of Hook Mountain - Nyack Beach State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin Long Path/Hook Mountain Bike Path Loop to Summit of Hook Mountain - Nyack Beach State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin Long Path/Hook Mountain Bike Path Loop to Summit of Hook Mountain - Nyack Beach State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin Long Path/Hook Mountain Bike Path Loop to Summit of Hook Mountain - Nyack Beach State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs to the summit of Hook Mountain on the Long Path, with outstanding views over the Hudson River, and returns via a trail that runs right along the river.

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From the parking area, walk back along the park access road to the park entrance. Here, to the left, you will see three white blazes on a utility pole. These blazes mark the start of the Upper Nyack Trail, which is your route for the first part of the hike. Follow the white blazes, which turn right onto Larchdale Road. As you walk down this quiet street, you will see the cliffs of Hook...

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Trip Reports

rate experience
March 28, 2017
5
Great Hike
Viewpoints along the cliffs were incredible. Full views of the hudson river and Nyack below. Just make sure to watch your step.
bromli
July 11, 2016
0
A wonderful hike!
This hike is great. It has a little bit of everything and more. One of my favorites now.  Check out some images from my hike: https://scenesfromthetrail.com/2016/07/10/hook-mountain-state-park/
CeeGee
June 05, 2016
0
Great, fun way to spend a Saturday morning!
My girlfriend and I completed this hike on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.  The instructions above are spot on.  The first part of the hike (as described) on the local, white-blazed Upper Nyack trail, is very easy.  However, be aware that this first part of the trail is not as well marked as the aquablazed Long Path section of the trail. That said, once you get to the Long Path, it ascends pretty quickly.  If looking for a sligtly easier route, then one might consider doing this hike backwards, by starting out going along the Hook Mountain Bike Path, as the back end of the hike doesn't appear to be as steep as the front end. (There are more casual switch-backs and paved roads.)  However, I defintiely reccomend completing it as described above, so that you end with a nice leisurely stroll along the waterfront.   Overall, it took us about 3.5 hours to complete. going at a nice, leisurely pace. Starting and ending at the Nyack Beach State Park is an added bonus, as they have a nice, big clean restroom with drinking fountains, so you canfill up on water before heading out.  
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