West Hudson Trails 2015, 7th Edition Map Set Is Here!

August 11, 2015
Jeremy Apgar
New York - New Jersey Trail Conference


West Hudson Trails 2015, 7th Edition Map Set Is Here!
West Hudson Map 2015 - photo Daniel Chazin


With trail mileage figures on the face of the map and completely redrawn trail lines based on more accurate data, the new seventh edition of the West Hudson Trails map set by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a significant improvement over the previous edition. This revised edition, to be available in August 2015, includes trail mileage figures directly on the map front, which provide distances between trail junctions and significant trail features. These mileage numbers make it even easier to plan and navigate the trails safely.

About the Map

List price: $8.95 ISBN: 978-1-880775-95-0
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (August 2015)

Made by the people who build the trails, this map set features more than 70 miles of marked trails in Storm King State Park, Black Rock Forest, Schunemunk Mountain State Park, and other nearby parklands.  Nearly 25 miles of the Highlands Trail, along with more than 10 miles of the Long Path, are shown on the maps.  Along with the trail mileage figures, this revised edition has trail lines that have been redrawn based on newer, more accurate GPS data and aerial photography.  A new trail has been added in Black Rock Forest, and several additional viewpoints have been added throughout the maps.  Other corrections and adjustments to the trails and map features make this seventh edition of West Hudson Trails the most accurate we have ever published.

Additional map features include 20-foot contour lines, UTM gridlines, green overprint for protected lands, parking areas, and other points of interest.  As always, the maps are available in print format in vibrant color on waterproof, tear-resistant Tyvek.

At only $8.95 ($6.71 for Trail Conference members), this comprehensive map set is a must-have for exploring these parklands in Orange County west of the Hudson River.

At a Glance:

  • Nearly 70 miles of marked trails in Orange County, New York
  • Parklands including Black Rock Forest, Schunemunk Mountain State Park, and Storm King State Park
  • More than 10 miles of the Long Path and nearly 25 miles of the Highlands Trail
  • Detailed trail mileage numbers
  • 20-foot elevation contours
  • 1:20,000 scale (1 inch = 0.32 mile)
  • Convenient map sizes to carry and use on the trail
  • Inset map showing a portion of Orange County's Heritage Trail
  • Parkland boundaries
  • Unmaintained trails and woods roads
  • Viewpoints, mines, springs, and other points of interest
  • Parking areas and bus stop locations
  • Trail descriptions, park contact information, history, and regulations
  • UTM coordinate grid

Beyond the Map

About the Map Makers

The production of the East Hudson Trails Map 2014, 11th Edition Map Set, much like our other trail maps, was a great collaborative effort involving many volunteers, parks partners, and Trail Conference staff.  

Production Supporter

West Hudson Trails was produced with support from Campmor, an outdoor store and retail partner of the Trail Conference.

About the Trail Conference

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a volunteer organization dedicated to creating, protecting and promoting the nation's finest network of foot trails in a major metropolitan area. The Trail Conference is a coalition of 100 clubs and 10,000 individual members that maintains over 2,000 miles of trails in New York and New Jersey. Its website, www.nynjtc.org, and its hiking books and trail maps provide detailed information that enable hikers to enjoy some of the most remarkable trails in the country.

Built on more than 75 years of mapping experience, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference maps are your source for reliable trail information in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. These maps are Made By the People Who Build the Trails and are regularly updated with changes to the trails.