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Best trail running trails in Bear Mountain State Park, New York

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Explore the most popular running trails in Bear Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of trail running trails in Bear Mountain State Park, New York
Park information
Acreage:
5,205 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
Contact
(845) 786-2701
Helpful links
Top trails (17)
#1 - Dunderberg, Bald Mountain, and The Timp Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
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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-Dunderberg Trail, which continues up Dunderberg, with several spots where there are fine views of the Hudson River. After the intersection with the Cornell Mine Trail (blue), stay on the Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail, which now climbs Bald Mountain, passing several remnants of the Cornell Mine along the way. There is another marvelous viewpoint at the top of Bald Mountain. The trail then descends. At the intersection with the Timp-Torne Trail, turn onto it, which ascends to the Timp, with great views, particularly of the NY City skyline. Retrace your steps, and stay on the Timp-Torne Trail is it winds its way back to your starting point, passing through more remains of the Dunderberg railway works, and affording some more great views of the Hudson River.Show more
#2 - Perkins Memorial Tower via Appalachian Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
#3 - Timp Torne Loop Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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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 to Western Mountain then turn East towards Jones Point overlooking the Hudson River. When you reach Timp's peak, you have a great (distant) view of Manhattan. Bring food and water!Show more
#4 - Timp-Torne Trail and Dunderberg Spiral Railway and Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Offline map recommended. Users have reported that the trail is not marked well.Show more
#5 - Bald Mountain Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
#6 - Bald Mountain via Cornell Mine Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
This route offers great views of the Hudson River, Bear Mountain, and Anthony's Nose. A gem, quick elevation, and a wonderful roaring brook.Show more
#7 - Black Mountain and Owl Lake Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
#8 - West Mountain Shelter Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
#9 - Bear Mountain Loop via Twin Forts
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
This trail unites with the well known Bear Mountain Loop via a lesser known route at the base of the Hudson River. This section of the Twin Forts trail begins at the Fort Montgomery parking lot (free) and crosses over the new, beautiful Popolopen foot bridge (blue marker). The trail proceeds under the Bear Mountain bridge, through the grounds of the nature center, to the main visitors center, and then to the massive Appalachian Trail staircase (white). This staircase ascends to the top of Bear Mountain and to Perkins Memorial viewing tower. Hikers then join the rugged and steep Major Welsh trail on the descent (red dot). At the trail's end, hikers follow the paved path around Hessian Lake back to the blue trail. Highlights include grand views of the Hudson River, neighboring mountains, historical points of interest, and a view of the NY City skyline on high visibility days (see photos). Of interest, some "loop hikers" will choose to rock scramble up Major Welsh, and then walk down the staircase (reverse loop).Show more
#10 - The Timp Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
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