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Best walking trails in Bear Mountain State Park, New York

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Explore the most popular walking 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 walking 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 (9)
#1 - Perkins Memorial Tower via Appalachian Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
#2 - 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
#3 - West Mountain Loop Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
#4 - Black Mountain and Owl Lake Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
#5 - Hessian Lake Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 36 m
#6 - Perkins Memorial Observatory Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
#7 - Bald Mountain Via Cornel Mine Loop Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
#8 - Brooks Pond Trail Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 27 m
#9 - Bear Mountain Dock to Appalachian Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 21 m
This is an old, less used, wonderful historic path from the Bear Mountain dock on the Hudson River to the pool, museum, inn, and the Appalachian Trail (AT). It was the main path used by boat travelers from NYC and other local ports during the 1920s to 1950s. Imagination and wonder can fill one's mind when walking this historic route. For hikers, it adds some elevation gain to the famous AT staircase when taken to the top of Bear Mountain. Perkins Tower is a real lookout treat at the top. This is a gem of a trail and there is free parking (see the map)!Show more