Storm King Mountain

Union Square
Union Square
Broadway at East 18th Street
8:00AM
to 6:00PM
8:00AM to 6:00PM
Arrive by 7:45AM
Intensity
5/10
6.5 miles
1,500 feet
elevation gain
18+
$79

About the trip

Sweeping views of the Hudson River and Valley

What We Love

  • Open hiking along the summit ridge
  • Beautiful views of the Hudson
  • Unique flora and fauna
  • Interesting history and stories of the area

Your Day

Today we'll explore one of the west Hudson's treasures. Throughout the day, your guide will share stories of the park. Its proximity to the military academy at West Point has resulted in a rich and unique history. Our trail winds through the Storm King area, ascending 1,380 feet to the top of the mountain itself. With views spanning far up and down the Hudson River, Breakneck Ridge, and West Point, the summit is well worth the effort.

Depending on trail conditions, snowshoes or microspikes may be required. If so, they will be provided by your guide.

Perfect for: Intermediate hikers looking for a challenge, experienced adventurers

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Info
Level 5/10
1,500 feet elevation gain
6.5 miles
Union SquareBroadway at East 18th Street
8:00AM to 6:00PMArrive by 7:45AM
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

Essential Gear
  • Lunch
  • Ample snacks
  • At least two liters of water
  • Backpack. Need a recommendation? Check out Deuter!
  • Weather-appropriate clothing. For a great selection and discounts, visit our partners
  • Gaiters
  • Extra wool socks on the trail
Recommended Gear
  • Trekking or ski poles
  • A thermos of hot soup, tea, or coffee
  • Hand / Foot warmers
  • Chapstick
  • Camera
  • A dry set of clothes and shoes for the ride home (can be left in the van)

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Ski or snowboarding gear, including a warm, waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable, moisture wicking base layers
  • Waterproof hiking boots with wool socks (required)
  • Warm hat
  • Weatherproof Gloves
  • Neck buff or balaclava
  • Sunglasses

What's Included

Included
  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Snowshoe or microspike rental, depending on conditions
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for your guide

Drive to Meet

Have your own transportation? Select the "drive to meet" option at check out. You'll meet your guide at 9:00 AM at the Storm King parking area in Cornwall, NY. See map below.

Intensity

Level 5

Moderate - For Skilled Beginners and Intermediate Participants

Level 5 trips place greater emphasis on challenging you physically. Whether you’re still new to the scene or have some experience, you’ll appreciate a more deliberate pace with a capable group.

Activity

We’ll be out on the trails for five to seven hours. Prepare for this trip by doing cardio and strength exercise at least three days a week.

Distances

Be ready to cover six to nine miles today before heading home.

Surfaces

We’ll be hiking on moderate mountainous terrain, which may require navigating various rock faces and trail conditions including steep inclines and uneven ground.

Elevation Change

Up to 1,800 feet per day.

Altitude

Up to 8,000 feet.

Weather

Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be expected to be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations and we'll likely encounter more snow accumulation between early winter and spring. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. Your guide will also make sure you have the necessary gear, such as snowshoes or microspikes, so you can have a great day in the snow. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little snow or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.