Black Rock Forest

Black Rock Forest

View from Black Rock Mountain - Photo credit: Daniel Chazin View from Black Rock Mountain - Photo credit: Daniel Chazin
41.418594, -74.010424

Linked to Storm King State Park by the Stillman Trail, Black Rock Forest is the largest area in the Highlands with a sustained elevation over 1,200 feet. Here the mountains plunge for more than 1,000 feet to the west, north and south, providing the hiker with sweeping vistas and strongly contrasting habitats.

Black Rock Forest has served as a field station for scientific research and education for more than seven decades. The forest was originally set aside in 1918 by Dr. Ernest Stillman for experimentation in forest management and for demonstration of forestry methods. The forest is now administered by the Black Rock Forest Consortium, a group of public and private educational and research...

Park Acreage:

3850.00 acres



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Contact Information

Web Link:

Black Rock Forest Consortium


(845) 534-4517



Dogs in park:

Dogs on leash

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Avenza App Map: West Hudson 113

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Trip Reports

rate experience
October 18, 2010
Closed during Hunting Season

This privately owned forest closes to all hikers during the hunting season.

Phil McLewin
March 25, 2009
Highlands Trail
  Visit for complete, accurate and up-to-date information about hiking the trail, including trail descriptions, current trail conditions and maps.
Brenda Holzinger
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