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Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, a dock on the Hudson for mooring small craft, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, a zoo and nature, hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. An outdoor rink is open to ice skaters from late October through mid-March. The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park. The Merry-Go-Round at Bear Mountain State Park features hand painted scenes of the park an 42 hand carved seats of native animals including black bear, wild turkey, deer, raccoon, skunk, Canada goose, fox, swan, bobcat, rabbit and more. For information about the Merry-Go-Round or to book a party please call (845) 786-2731

fantastic views and nice memorial at the top. if you want to save a bunch of time walking through woods without any good views, park on mine dock rd. in the patking lot. grab a rock and bring it up to the top with you or make a rock sculpture.

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6 days ago

Good all-around hike, with a little bit of everything: scenic views, water crossings, modest climbs, etc. We hiked it on Thanksgiving so as hoped, we had the trails to ourselves.

Good hike, bit icy but what else would you expect for January

You won't need the StairMaster after doing this hike. a great workout...with great views as a reward.

I hiked it last year in winter of 2015 in January and it was a lot of fun, great sceneries and challenging stone steps to climb up and down. I would highly recommend it for the novice and the avid one. its all up to the hiker to take the harder way around the mountain. Good luck and happy exploring.

Hiked this trail Christmas morning cool crisp and great views . Also looking at the man made monument and putting in prospective how lucky we are to have people who sacrifice it all for us to have these incredible views .
Thank you

Good solid hike around the area, would recommend over bear mountain. Less hikers