13 of the Best Hikes in the Hudson Valley

When it comes to hiking the Hudson Valley, you’ll have your pick of places to go. With numerous state forests, state parks, and preserves, your only concern will be whether or not you have enough time to explore them all! Take a look at some of our favorite hikes below.

The Best Places to Go Hiking in the Hudson Valley

The pastoral beauty of the Hudson Valley abounds with breathtaking hikes that wind through valleys and climb mountains to dramatic viewpoints. You can walk down paved paths at a leisurely pace or feel your heart race as you climb up huge rocks. No matter what kind of hike you seek, you won’t be disappointed.

1. Breakneck Ridge | Difficult | 3.7 miles

2. Walkway Over the Hudson | Easy | 3 miles

3. Hudson Valley Rail Trail | 5.45 miles | Easy

4. Mohonk Preserve

6. Minnewaska State Park Preserve

7. Fishkill Ridge

8. Mountain Beacon Park | Moderate| 4.4 Miles

9. Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve

10. Bear Mountain State Park

11. Storm King State Park

12. Ferncliff Forest

13. Franny Reese State Park

14. Dover Stone Church | 1.2 Miles | Easy

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