Step into a 19th-century landscape painting
Visit the magnificent nearby views that are depicted in the paintings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Jasper Cropsey and other masters of the Hudson River School of landscape painting.
We are currently working to improve our guided hike programming to give you the best experience we possibly can and are not offering guided hikes at this time. However, the trails are open for self guided itineraries. Visit the art trail website and choose a suggested itineraries.
What to expect on Your Hike:
- For EASY hikes, expect to be on the trail for at least two hours. We suggest that you please bring water and a snack.
- For MODERATE hikes, expect to be on the trail for at least four hours. We suggest that you please bring some trail water and a lunch.
What to bring:
For all hikes, we suggest wearing sturdy footwear, preferably hiking boots. Sneakers are OK. Steer clear of flat-soled shoes such as loafers or open-toed shoes such as sandals or flip-flops. Hikers should be prepared for inclement weather, which can sometimes occur suddenly and unexpectedly. A rain-jacket or poncho is ideal, while any jacket or sweatshirt might be helpful should cold weather be encountered. Also note that temperatures on the Mountaintop are regularly 10 to 15 degrees cooler than in the Hudson Valley. Hikers are advised to wear long pants that can be tucked into socks. This is one’s best means of protection against ticks. Hikers are advised to wear or bring sunblock. Brimmed hats also help prevent sunburn and are highly recommended.