Schunnemunk Mountain

Photo Credit: Jerry Monkman

Schunnemunk Mountain

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Just an hour north of New York City in the western Hudson Highlands, Schunnemunk Mountain has long been a mecca for hikers from both southeastern New York and northern New Jersey. Extending more than eight miles with an elevation of 1,700 feet, the mountain dominates the landscape. Hikers can choose from more than 30 miles of trails, including a ridgeline trail affording scenic views up and down the Hudson River.

OSI acquired over 2,700 acres at Schunnemunk Mountain in an ongoing effort to protect this unique natural resources of the Hudson Highlands. Conveyed to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), it is now Schunnemunk Mountain State Park. The park contains seven miles of the Long Path, a public hiking trail stretching 300 miles from the George Washington Bridge to John Boyd Thacher State Park. 

In addition to preserving its public recreational usage and critical natural habitats, the park protects the viewshed of the Moodna Viaduct, an historic bridge and regional landmark dating from 1910. At 1,200 feet, the bridge was considered an engineering marvel of its time and carried the railroad tracks of the the Graham Line of the Erie Railroad over Moodna Creek.


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