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Exploring The Hudson Valley - Storm King Mountain Trail

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Allowing for some 'me time', I visited Storm King Mountain for a day of hiking. For those of you who are based out of Queens, NY, or NYC, the trip up to Strom King Mountain is about a one-hour drive (not too bad!). This trailhead is located off of Mountain Ave.

I dub this part of the hike (following the blue/yellow trail), the wisdom tree :) It reminds me of a hike I used to commonly trek when living in California. 

For those who will enjoy some rock scrambling, you'll find a bit of that while hiking the Strom King Mountain Trail. 

There is the main parking lot off route 9W, which can hold about 20 cars. So, if you are planning on visiting this location on a weekend it's advised to arrive no later than 9:30 am to grab a spot. Hiking is free! Be sure to bring snacks, plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray (tick spray also). 

Hiking trails vary in length, yet a moderate trail can be about 4 miles and the loop time of the trail could range between 3 - 4.5 hours (depending on your speed). I personally like to take my time.  

Happy Trails! 

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 

 

Comments(5)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Looks like a rewarding and beautiful trip for some me time.

Apr 29, 2022 05:55 PM
Laura Cerrano

Hey Rocky, very much so :)

Apr 30, 2022 02:47 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are amazing scenes, Laura.  There are simply places on this earth you can't get to without feet!

Apr 29, 2022 08:44 PM
Laura Cerrano

I agree 100% :)

Apr 30, 2022 02:47 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Laura, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Apr 29, 2022 08:45 PM
Laura Cerrano

Hey Myrl, thank you for the feature :)

Apr 30, 2022 02:47 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, yes, yes. I've hiked that area and loved it. I'm not too fond of rock scrambles, especially if it's a spot that's not good for those with some height fears, but loved those hikes anyway.

Apr 30, 2022 05:21 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

It looks like a wonderful hike and it would be fun to do some scrambling on those rocks!

May 12, 2022 08:35 AM