A gateway to paradise and Scenic Hudson history.

CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, Orange County — After a short stroll past a pretty meadow teeming with monarch butterflies each summer, this hike gets down to business. Whatever route you choose, the trail will be steep, narrow and rocky. But with each step, Storm King’s summit gets closer, and so do its unforgettable views. Sitting up in the clouds, gazing down on the river, you’ll understand why Scenic Hudson — and longtime supporters like Esty and Hellie Stowell — fought so hard to protect this place.

The Esty & Hellie Stowell Trailhead is owned and managed by Five Points Mission; Storm King State Park is owned and managed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. For inquiries, call 845-534-7900.

Free and open year-round, sunrise to sunset.


The safety of our park visitors is our top priority. Due to COVID-19, we continue to require that all group visits be pre-approved (please fill out this form and email Anthony Coneski to coordinate a group visit).

Starting Monday, May 24, Scenic Hudson is adopting outdoor safety guidelines that align with the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Presentation (CDC) and New York State:

  • Vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a mask in most settings, but we do recommend that everyone wear masks in large public groups. 
  • Unvaccinated individuals, under both CDC and NYS guidance, must wear masks in all public settings.


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More to explore

Cornwall’s Hudson Highlands Nature Museum features displays about local wildlife, trails and a unique playground, while the shop at Jones Farm — the Highlands’ last working farm — offers homegrown produce and baked goods. Nearby Storm King Art Center exhibits 100 sculptures amid stunning scenery.