20s & 30s Bull Hill Loop, Cold Spring (Moderate)

Date and Time

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 9:00AM - 1:00PM


Bull Hill near Cold Spring, NY,
New York, Hudson River Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.


Come hike the scenic Bull Hill Short loop with us! There will likely be beautiful fall foliage during our 4.3 mile hike, which will begin down an old carriage path leading to the ruins of the Cornish Estate. We will spend ten minutes at the ruins, then follow the blue trail blaze until we reach the Brook Trail junction, where we will follow the red trail blazes, until we turn onto to Undercliff Trail, following the yellow blazes. About 2.5 miles into the hike, we will reach peak elevation at 1,111 ft., with multiple scenic overlooks along the way. We will continue until we reach the junction of the Washburn Trail where we will follow the white blaze until the end of our hike. There will be about a half-mile of steady surface, ending with a steep, 1,050 ft. decline for the last mile, ending back at the parking lot. Hikers must be sure to be in good fitness to hike the required elevation. If any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the trip leads. Registration is required for this event. It must be on the AMC website and not the Meetup app. Plan for the hike to take about 3-4 hours. However, since the hike may take longer attendees are discouraged from making any plans (dinner plans, home/work repair) in the afternoon or early evenings. Hiking boots are required, as is appropriate clothing for the weather conditions (do not wear jeans as they may take longer to dry). Temperatures may vary, so bring layers. Please bring plenty of water and, if you wish, bug spray and sunscreen. Hikers are advised to bring snacks (like nuts, granola bar, fruit/veggies), please remember that AMC is Leave No Trace. Please note, while dogs are permitted on the trail itself, dogs are not permitted on this hike. Directions: Plan to arrive at the trailhead by 9 a.m. The exact location is provided once registered and approved. Public transportation is also available via MetroNorth. Take the Hudson Line to the Cold Spring Station. It is approximately a one-mile walk from the station to the trailhead. Covid-19 Reminders: Please note, all participants must be 1. Free of Covid-19 and any symptoms (fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, unusual fatigue, loss of taste or smell, etc.) to their knowledge, 2. Carry Hand Sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol 3. Carry a Face Mask 4. Be prepared to observe social distancing as necessary Trip Policy: Covid Policy: Trail Information:

AMC Trip Policy



Click map for driving directions
Bull Hill Hike from a few yrs ago



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N.Y. - North Jersey




Moderate - 2C/D4.3


20s & 30s


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