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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

Very steep inclines at certain points. Enjoyed it.

great quick hike, awesome views of bear mountain bridge

Great view, I loved every minute of the hike.

Definitely take the Major Welch up and the AT down. We did a 3hr 45 min hike with our two girls (6, 7) and an old-ish dog (10) and it was an excellent scramble up rocks. Great views. Very rewarding day out. And at the Inn, there is good food, an ice rink and a merry-go-round (and ice cream!) for kids to enjoy. And beer for adults. :-)

view was great, but very tough due to long distance.. took 4 hours and 26K steps

Great hike and I loved the view

26 days ago

excellent day for a hike

Beautiful well marked trail. Views of the Hudson are gorgeous.