• Visiting the Town of Esopus NY's 10 Most Instagrammed Places - Kingston Creative on Shaupeneak Ridge: […] Hike the Hudson Valley (which we just re-launched) has a great trail guide for Shaupeneak too. […]
  • Saddie on Storm King Mountain: I wish I had read your guide prior to completing this hike. The trails make much more sense after reading your description. I somehow started from the small parking lot (max 6-8 cars) right off of mountain road where the trail started with a yellow blaze. Took that that trail…
  • Mike on Little Stony Point: I'm afraid that's a negative, Ghost Rider. No camping allowed here (or in the Hudson Highlands across the street). I have compiled a list of some nice local camping spots in the FAQ, though, in case that might be helpful to you.
  • Mike on Tremper Mountain: This comment made my day - thank you so much, db! Really glad this guide was useful to you.
  • db on Tremper Mountain: LIKELY THE BEST AND MOST THOUGHT OUT AND DETAILED REVIEW YOU WILL FIND ON THIS HIKE - THANK YOU - THIS MORE THEN PREPARED ME
  • Mike on Red Wing Recreation Area: Thanks so much for the kind words, Jill! Glad you found this trail guide helpful! I have indeed made a hobby out of writing up the trails around here -- you can find the other 79 trail guides here: https://hikethehudsonvalley.com/the-hikes/. In the bulleted list at the top of that page,…
  • Mike on Brace Mountain: Thank you, Wayne! Appreciate the tip! Sounds like you found a geocache there, too -- I just recently wrote a blog post about that very topic. Thanks for the heads-up about the CT/MA marker as well! Will have to keep my eyes peeled for it next time.
  • Mike on Anthony’s Nose II (via Camp Smith Trail): Thanks for the warning, Melba! I've added a link down here from the "Directions" section above. Hopefully that'll help others avoid the same fate -- sorry you went through that, and thanks for taking the time to leave this helpful warning here!
  • Mike on Finding hidden treasure in the Hudson Valley: That is a crazy story, Jeff - thank you for sharing! Let's go find some casques!
  • Mike on Harriman State Park: Lemon Squeezer to Lichen Trail: Yikes! Thanks for the heads-up, Heather!
  • Mike on Loving our trails too much?: Tom, thanks so much for the encouraging words, and for your volunteer work maintaining trails! Very much appreciated on both fronts.
  • james on Little Stony Point: Can you camp here ?
  • Jill on Red Wing Recreation Area: Thank you so much for the awesome step by step walk through the red wing park. It took the guess work and worry out of going off trail for me. Tell me if there are other trails in the immediate area where you have been able to do the same.…
  • Wayne Howell on Brace Mountain: Another highlight along this trail is a marker at the CT/MA border, about 5 min before the NY/MA border marker. This one is a little harder to see, but there is a cairn next to it. As an added bonus there i also saw an army ammo box next to…
  • Melba on Anthony’s Nose II (via Camp Smith Trail): Warning: No cell reception at Camp Smith Parking Lot. We went up to Anthony's nose today, going up the white blazes on the north side and coming down the south side to the Camp Smith parking lot. We came by taxi and so we had a little flexibility for where…
  • Jeff Kent on Finding hidden treasure in the Hudson Valley: If you want to do a super hardcore version of geocaching with real treasure, then pick up a copy of The Secret. http://thesecret.pbworks.com/w/page/22148559/FrontPage https://www.discovery.com/shows/expedition-unknown/articles/a-beginner-s-guide-to-the-secret-treasure-hunt
  • Mike on Huckleberry Point: Thank you, Dan, for the kind words and helpful tip! Enjoy the view when you have time to check it out!
  • Dan Preston on Huckleberry Point: Excellent writeup. I did part of the hike yesterday (10/29/19) but didn't have time to do the whole thing. I often travel Platte Clove Rd on my way home to NJ from our Catskills shack and stopped on a whim. Now that I know what kind of view is at…
  • Heather Silver on Harriman State Park: Lemon Squeezer to Lichen Trail: Attempted to do this trail in reverse today, however once past Green Pond we saw a very large black bear and had to turn around!! Just wanted to give people a heads up to keep an eye out especially in that area.
  • Mike on Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain: Excellent, Lou -- glad you had a great day out there! And yeah, I'm with you on the Panther view. Still worth it, but not quite as wide-open as we'd like it to be, right? Somebody should move one of the ledges up there :-)
  • Tom Ebersold on Loving our trails too much?: I think you have an impressive website and one that I check when deciding what new hiking area I want to explore. With regard to publicizing a particular area, it's a balancing act: introducing people to areas that they might otherwise not know about, while also hoping those areas don't…
  • Mike on Popolopen Torne: That's fantastic to hear, Moshe -- thank you so much!
  • Mike on Popolopen Torne: Hi, Shaukat! Glad you had a great day out there! Thanks for your comments and photo. I updated the trail guide above (Step 24) based on your comments, just by moving an image to where it matched the text a little better. Let me know if that doesn't help clarify…
  • Mike on Undercliff/ Overcliff: Hi, Gloria! Sounds like starting right at Mohonk Mountain House might be a better option for you -- enjoy if you get a chance to check it out, and good luck with your knee!
  • Ben Reisner on Black Rock Forest: Went this last Saturday (October 19th 2019) and had a great experience and wanted to share. We wouldn't be able to get to any trailhead until noon, and since it would be a very popular hiking day, we chose this trail primarily because I thought it would be less crowded…
  • Jeff Kent on Huckleberry Point: We tried to get to Huckleberry point recently, but made the mistake of going on a beautiful Saturday when it was too crowded. Sunday was rainy so we went for a look and managed a legal parking spot by the red house/Plattekill Falls trail which in addition to the falls…
  • Jeff Kent on Loving our trails too much?: Since I do most of my hiking during the week, I had not really experienced the full extent of this problem until now. Just back from a weekend trip to the Catskills, I hoped to see Kaaterskill Falls, Huckleberry Point, Giant Ledge, Peekamoose Blue Hole and possibly other hot spots.…
  • Moshe on Popolopen Torne: Just did this hike today, loved it! Beautiful fall foliage, quiet and pleasant all around, and amazing directions through and through. Thank you!
  • Lou on Giant Ledge and Panther Mountain: Thanks for the tip! Did this hike yesterday, it was always on my to do list but the crowds have kept me away for a few years. It was well worth it, spectacular views from the ledges. I was glad I went up to Panther, even though the view there…