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Best wild flowers trails in Bear Mountain State Park, New York

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Explore the most popular wild flowers 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 wild flowers 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 (10)
#1 - Bear Mountain
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Note: The tower is reportedly currently closed as of November 24, 2020. This steep incline up to Bear Mountain summit features incredible views. Please note that the parking lot fills up very fast on the weekends. Please note that the entrance closes periodically due to the storms. Check the park website before going: https://parks.ny.gov/parks/13/details.aspx The loop uses both the Appalachian Trail and the Major Welch Trail. The route can be done in either direction, but many people choose to go counter-clockwise.Show more
#2 - 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
#3 - Timp Torne Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.0 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
#4 - Perkins Memorial Tower via Appalachian Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
#5 - Doodletown Bridle Path Loop Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 18 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. Offline map recommended. Users have reported that the trail is not marked well.Show more
#6 - West Mountain Loop Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
#7 - West Mountain Shelter Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
#8 - Perkins Memorial Observatory Loop
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
#9 - Bald Mountain Via Cornel Mine Loop Trail
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
#10 - West Mountain Loop via Bear Mountain Lodge
Bear Mountain State Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m