Ascent of Bull Hill on 2018-11-30

Climber: Lori S

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, November 30, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bull Hill
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:1420 ft / 432 m

Ascent Trip Report

What a fascinating trail. Parked at Cold Springs lot on 9D. Took the Washburn trail (white markers) past the quarry up the steep rocks to Table Rocks for a nice view of the Hudson Valley. More uphill rocky climb to an overlook of the Hudson Valley. Decided to follow the short Bull Hill yellow route to another overlook with a fantastic view of Storm King Mountain and north up the Hudson River. Kept going on the yellow to red, following the red Brook Trail for a bit to see some ruins of the Cornish Estate (cattle barn). Returned back to the blue Cornish Trail to view the main ruins, then back to the parking area. Parking area has maps and porta potties. Trails are well marked. Great views, terrain is awesome. Bull Hill is also called Mount Taurus.
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Northern view on Bull Hill/Mt. Taurus trail. Storm King Mountain and Hudson River in background (2018-11-30). Photo by Lori S.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Cool, on and off mild sleet

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