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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

Good climb. Beautiful view from the top.

1 day ago

1 day ago

Relatively easy and fun hike with some scrambling. Way too crowded though.

This trail is not public! There is a gate and a gatekeeper. You should remove it from this app!

2 days ago

Tons and tons of school kids. Loud. Playing music on their phones quite loudly. Super loud bus loads of tourists at the top.

Markers were poorly displayed along the scramble area. Difficult climb but it was a fun one. Not sure I’ll do this one again though due to the noise.

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!