Note: This is not the hike that we did earlier in the year.
For those that do not know, Hook Mtn is in Rockland County.
We will be starting from the same location but we will are doing the northern loop.
The first three miles follow the northern ridgeline of Hook Mtn.
There is elevation gain and there is a down over the railroad tunnel on switchbacks. The 2nd half of the hike is on the bike path. We will pass some old ruins and we will have the Hudson on our left the entire time.
Added Bonus - an opportunity to dunk your toes in the Hudson
Estimated distance - 6.5 to 7 miles
There are some moderate hills on the first part of the hike so I am not recommending this to any beginner.
If you have been with me for this type of distance (like Ward Pound ridge or Mt. Tauras) you will be fine here.
Please check with me if this is your first time with the group. I just want to make sure this is a fit with your current hiking status.
If I see you are active with other area groups (hikes of this level) I will add you to the hike.
Trailhead GPS Coordinates
Driving Directions - From Westchester via the Tappan Zee Bridge
Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway north to Exit 4, and turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto US 9W. Continue north on US 9W for about 10 miles (2.8 miles beyond the intersection with NY 59 in Nyack).
At the bottom of a hill, turn right and enter Rockland Lake State Park.
Continue ahead on the main park road, which curves to the right, and proceed for 1.4 miles to a three-way intersection.
Here, the main road bears left, but you should continue ahead onto Landing Road (marked by a “No Outlet” sign).
After passing a fire station to the right, park in the spaces provided on the right side of the road, just before a barricade across the road.
Note: Parking at this spot is limited to about 15-20 cars. I am open to trying to put together car pools from Westchester if there is interest.
Estimated time - 3.5 hrs - some great photo ops.
Suggested Donation - $1.00
Phone - 917 584-2605
Weather Update - If Weather is iffy, I will make a call on either late sat night or before 7am on Sunday.