Sunday, February 18, 2024

Butter Hill Snow Loop

Storm King Mountain,
Storm King State Park
Orange Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Butter Hill Trail: Orange blaze
Stillman Trail: Yelow blaze

Total Time: 1:00 minutes
Estimated Distance: 1.0 Mile

Pros: Very scenic area and good climb
Cons: None
Hike Type: Lollipop Loop
Level of  Difficulty: Difficult, especially in snow

Google Maps of Parking:

Storm King is a beautiful area, especially in the snow. It has snowed about a foot the previous week, so the area was covered with fresh snow except for the sheer rock area. I parked at the Butter Hill trailhead parking, and took the Butter Hill Trail up Butter Hill. After enjoying the great views I took the trail to the very top of Butter Hill, enjoying the 360 degree view, and then took the Stillman Trail down around to the gap. I then took the short cut back to the Butter Hill Trail and then went back to my car.

Map of the Route

Butter Hill from the Trailhead Parking

Ascending Butter Hill

Butter Hill Summit

Stillman Trail in the Fresh Snow

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