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Girl Gotta Hike Public Transit Series: Mt. Taurus (Summer Edition)

  • Cold Spring Train Station Market Street Cold Spring, NY, 10516 (map)
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Public Transit Series #15

Mount Taurus (aka Bull Hill), Cold Spring, NY

GIRL GOTTA HIKE PUBLIC TRANSIT SERIES #15

THE GIRL GOTTA HIKE PUBLIC TRANSIT SERIES IS A FREE, ONCE-MONTHLY GUIDED HIKE THAT IS EASILY ACCESSED BY TRAIN OR BY BUS FROM NYC. GET OUT OF THE CITY AND INTO THE WOODS WITHOUT NEEDING A CAR!


Bull Hill may sound familiar to regular Girl Gotta Hike participants as we took a chilly trip there this past January. This August, we’ll take a different route up and around to the top to see what the scene looks like with lovely leaves on the trees and without the views of ice chunks floating in the Hudson River — though we may wish for some ice in this hot Summer heat!

Where:  Cold Spring, NY

When:  Saturday, August 17th, 7:30 AM (to meet @ Grand Central)

Distance:  7.8 miles

Rating:  Moderate / Challenging (some rocky ascents and descents)

Estimated Hiking Time:  about 6-7 hours (including breaks + exploration time)

Cost:  Free to hike; $29.00 round-trip on Metro-North Railroad; optional $ for post-hike libations and snacks

Hike Description:

For this 7.8 mile loop hike, we’ll start and end from the lovely and historic Hudson River town of Cold Spring. We’ll meander a bit through town, before taking an alternate route up to those sweet Hudson Highland and river views. After summiting Mt. Taurus (aka Bull Hill), & , we’ll loop around the backside of the mountain and explore some old ruins of the Cornish Estate. Back in town, we’ll celebrate with a post-hike beer or iced coffee in cutie-old-town Cold Spring before catching the train back to the city feeling satisfied and happy.


Hike is limited to 15 participants. Please sign up below. Girl Gotta Hike is a women’s group. While we appreciate all encouraging and supportive souls as friends and partners, this hike is just for the ladies.


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Transportation details:  We’ll be taking the 7:45am Metro North Hudson Line train out of Grand Central to Cold Spring, NY and likely the 4:19 back to Grand Central depending on if/how long we want to stay in town post-hike. I highly recommend using the MTA eTix app from your mobile device for ease of ticket purchase. Please arrive to Grand Central Terminal 15-20 minutes early so we can ride the train together.

Bad Weather Policy:  Most hikes will go on rain or shine. However, in the case of extreme weather such super heavy rain, lightning or high winds, I promise to keep you safe and re-schedule the hike for a later date.

Additional questions? Email me at melissa@girlgottahike.com

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