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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

Heading up was challenging. The trails are quite steep in many places. The views at the top are incredible. The trail is easy to miss (we drove right by it twice!) from the road-keep your eyes open for cars parked alongside the road and look for the posted map. I wouldn't recommend this trail for anyone who isn't a seasoned hiker.

My husband and I didn't do the loop, we ended up starting off at the parking lot off of 4wd rd and ended up at the Ramapdo dunderberg trailhead parking lot.. Difficult hike with great views. Definitely recommend.

Great hike

Loved this hike! The view at the top is amazing!

One of our favorite hiking trail so far. It was very hard but worth it!!

4 days ago

Easy trail, West Mountain Shelter great for an overnight stay. Gorgeous views!

4 days ago