Bull Hill (Mt.Taurus), Cold Spring

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · State Park
Bull Hill, also known as Mount Taurus, is a mountain north of the village of Cold Spring on the Hudson River in Putnam County in the State of New York. It is part of the river-straddling range known as the Hudson Highlands. The original name came after a bull that used to terrorize the mountain was chased by indignant inhabitants. A hunting party drove the bull over the hill. In an attempt to flee the mountaineers, the bull plunged out into space and fell down. Its broken and shapeless mass on the rocks was memorialized in the name of the mountain the bull used to haunt.
While not as well known as neighboring Breakneck Ridge or Storm King Mountain across the river, it too is part of Hudson Highlands State Park and has an extensive trail system and offers hikers sweeping views of the river and neighboring peaks from rock outcrops near its wooded 1,420-foot (433 m) summit, higher than both neighbors.

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  • This used to be a great hike before hoards and hoards of wanna be hikers and wanna be influencers made their way onto the trail to stop ever two seconds for a selfie. It is given way to pollution...  more »
  • I am leaving reviews of local trails as a local, not to be mean or to try to scare people away, but because we have been inundated since the pandemic and it seems a lot of people are new to the area.....  more »
  • It’s a great place to take an easy hike day.
  • Great moderate level hike with a fantastic view at the top. If want to avoid the crowd at nearby Breakneck Ridge, this is the perfect hike.
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