Fishkill Ridge: Lambs Hill

Scenery:
Difficulty: 9 out of 10 (steep, long climb)
Distance: 4.4 miles, Up-and-Back
Approximate roundtrip time: 4 Hours
Total ascent: 1,579 ft
Max elevation: 1,477 ft above sea level
This hike is for you if: You want to climb a seriously steep mountain to some unique and awesome Hudson Valley views.

Black Rock Forest

Scenery:
Difficulty: 6 out of 10 (long-ish stroll with some steep sections)
Distance: 5.4 miles, Loop
Approximate roundtrip time: 3.5 Hours
Total ascent: 1,007 ft
Max elevation: 1,413 ft above sea level
This hike is for you if: You want to hike an awesome loop that throws interesting sights at you the entire way. Or you’re a huge fan of the song Black Rock by OAR. Or both.