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Howell Trail

Trailhead: Stillman Spring parking on Rt 218 north of West Point. Take Route 9W north from Bear Mountain Circle.  Take third exit for Route 218.  Go 3.6 miles to second pulloff on right side of road.   Trail head is on the uphill side, just left of a large flat trapezoidal rock set vertically above the spring.

One of the steepest climbs in the area with almost continuous views up and down the Hudson.

First 1/3 of hike rises almost 1,000 feet.  Much of this section involves climbing up stairs.  Second 2/3 starts gradually, and eventually climbs over a fairly easy ridge.  Final third is downhill back to the start.