Anthony's Nose Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cortlandt, NY that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From NYC take the palisades interstate parkway north for approximately 40 miles until its end at the Bear Mountain Bridge. Take a left at the end of the bridge. Approximately .2 miles down the road is a small turn off on the side of the road with enough space for 3 cars.
Steep start and end. My dog pulled me up the tough sections . Great trail with a great view at the end. Well worth the trip.
Nice, quick hike! Beautiful views of the Bear Mountain Bridge and lower Hudson River. A couple of steep, challenging moments in the first .5 mi (typical AT scramble, almost like an enormous stone staircase), but is totally manageable once you switch off from the Appalachian Trail onto the local trail, where it climbs a bit, and then levels off almost entirely to a leisurely walk in beautiful woods. Very nice views! Bang for your buck, I'd say!
kick my butt on the scramble up the mountain!
As other reviewers said, this climb was challenging at first but rewarding as it flattened out at the top towards a clearing with a great view of the bridge and river. To make our way back though, we circled around to the EVEN STEEPER part of the trail and it was treacherous-- lots of loose rocks and very steep parts with no other hikers in sight. Next time, we'd hike back the way we came.
This trail is a mid level trail it's got quite a bit of steep uphills in short bursts a great in and out hike with great views I recommend this trail for all hikers to try
awesome trail the beginning will test you but then it's smooth sailing as it flattens out if your reading this do it !!!!!