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Best trails in Bear Mountain State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Bear Mountain State Park, New York? AllTrails has 28 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in Bear Mountain State Park ranging from 0.6 to 7.8 miles and from 6 to 1,299 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Bear Mountain State Park sits in a rugged mountain setting on the west bank of the Hudson River in Rockland County , New York. The park is a 50 mile drive north from New York City via route 9W and has scenic views that go on for miles. Whether you are looking for a day trip or staying overnight in the Bear Mountain Inn, this park has a variety of activities to offer from hiking, to mountain biking and cross-country ski trails. Popular hiking trails within the park include Anthony's Nose, Bald Mountain, and Major Welch Trail. You can also take a drive up Perkins Memorial Drive to the Perkins Memorial Tower where you will find spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and the adjacent Harriman State Park. If you are looking for some family friendly activities, take advantage of the parks various picnic areas, take a ride on the Merry-go-round, or take a paddleboat out for a spin on Hessian Lake. You can also take a walk over the Bear Mountain Bridge for great views of the Hudson Valley and Hudson River below. Bear Mountain truly has something for everyone!
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Map of trails in Bear Mountain State Park
Park information
Acreage
5205 acres
Park hours
Monday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mailing address
Bear Mountain State Park
Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Bear Mountain, NY 10911
Contact
(845) 786-2701
Top trails (28)
#1 - Bear Mountain Loop Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
This steep incline up to Bear Mountain summit features incredible views.Show more
#2 - Popolopen Torne Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Note: This trail begins and ends by crossing the bridge on 9W. If you do not wish to cross the road, you can alternatively take the Twin Forts trail from the parking lot and loop around to walk on theShow more
#3 - Perkins Memorial Tower via Appalachian Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(385)
Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
Perkins Memorial Tower via Appalachian Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bear Mountain, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. TheShow more
#4 - Dunderberg, Bald Mountain, and The Timp Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(329)
Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
Start at a parking area on US 9W near Jones Point, taking the joint Ramapo-Dunderberg (red) and Timp-Torne Trails (blue) up a fairly steep incline. When the trails split, turn right with the Ramapo-DShow more
#5 - Doodletown Bridle Path Loop Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(306)
Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
Highlights include grand views of the Hudson River Valley, historic revolutionary roads, Doodletown Reservoir, mining area, and awesome Split Rock Falls. Free parking is available.Show more
#6 - Timp Torne Loop Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(197)
Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Start at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area and hike into Bear Mountain State Park via the Fawn trail. The Fawn trail intersects the Timp Torne trail which you can follow South up the ridge leading toShow more
#7 - Timp Torne Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(425)
Length: 1 mi • Est. 44 m
NOTE: During winter months, the parking area may be closed for the season. Please read reviews for tips on how to get to the trail during these months.Show more
#8 - West Mountain Loop Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(214)
Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
West Mountain Loop Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bear Mountain, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkiShow more
#9 - Bald Mountain Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(170)
Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
Bald Mountain Loop is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bear Mountain, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#10 - Timp-Torne Trail and Dunderberg Spiral Railway and Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(158)
Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Timp-Torne Trail and Dunderberg Spiral Railway and Loop is a 4 mile loop trail located near Tomkins Cove, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
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