Camp Smith Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cortlandt Manor, NY that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Park at the Historic Bear Mountain Toll House
Good hike, nice views and foliage. Diverse elevation so you're going up and down, which keeps it interesting. I brought my dog, he liked it a lot. We went on a Wednesday, we only met 2 other hiking groups. I wanted to make this a loop by taking the Military Road trail but it is closed off with several DANGER signs saying there are hidden explosives in the area.
Great views aim a nice day. Constant up and down with lots of rocks. Feet and quads ache but in a good way. I thought just as tough as breakneck which is quite easy once you reach the top
Easy to moderate Great sights but go to the end where you get a birds eye view of Bear Mtn bridge If your view is obstructed by trees you haven't gone far enough
for a beginner this was a great trail. beautiful views. nice ascents and descents.
Easy trail, markings are a bit confusing at the beginning but even with getting off the trail we found a great viewpoint and it was very easy to find our way back. Good for a quick day hike and definitely dog friendly!
Good for starters.
Great I'd definitely do it again
We loved it! Only had time to go half way but got fantastic sweet spot pics!
Great work rate - peaks and valleys the entire trail. If u like climb and descend this is the one. Views of Hudson can be gorgeous depending on season.
Good moderate hike with some strenuous portions. Plenty of "rest areas" that offer great views of the river and the overall beauty of the Hudson Valley. The initial climb as you leave from the Toll House may be a bit dicey for those with a fear of heights, but this is brief. Just don't look down.
Dog friendly as well. Even the rocky scrambles can be easily navigated by these four legged climbers.
Only negative is the constant traffic sounds from the road below. It gets better as you climb higher and move further away from the road.
The Camp Smith Trail provides an alternate approach to reaching Anthony's Nose from the south, as opposed to taking the Appalachian Trail from the north. Parking is available at the Bear Mountain Toll House or at a small parking area further up Bear Mountain Road on the right as you travel north if you want to shorten the hike. The ascent is not overly difficult for those in good physical condition and follows a relatively well-marked blue trail. After passing over a large rock at the top of the climb, Anthony's Nose is a very short distance away over the ridge to the left. Anthony's Nose provides great views of the Hudson River, the Bear Mountain Bridge, and Bear Mountain State Park. The descent follows the same path back down. Overall, a good hike, with the added benefit that it can be lengthened or shortened depending on the skill level of the hikers and how much time is available.