Anthony Wayne Recreation Area Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bear Mountain, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 859 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

wildlife

Directions from Palisades Interstate Parkway, NY: Travel to Exit 17, follow signs.

rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great hike with some scrambling over rocks - we really recommend taking a counterclockwise direction around the loop as descending some of those rocks seems a bit scary, while they are fine to ascend. Great views of the Hudson and Perkins tower!

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

A great hike. First mile or two has some moderate elevation and scrambling. The shelter is a great spot to see Haverstraw, The Hudson River and the NYC skyline. it was cool to see Perkins point along the way. Never saw it from that angle. Well marked trail.

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muddy
4 months ago

Nice hike. Well maintained trails, clearly labeled and great views of both the mountains to the west and the Hudson to the east. Went counterclockwise. Early portion of the trail had some traffic noise from the Parkway but that soon subsided with the ascent. Bear in mind that restroom facilities are closed for the winter. My dog loved it, although she ended up a muddy mess by hike's end. I'd love to give this hike another go in the Fall.

Will def hike this again. Enjoyed the views, terrain and the fact that it was well marked. Went counterclockwise... bike trail to AT to blue to F (white with red F) back to lot. Look forward to doing it again in different seasons.

Our regular after work hike that gives us and our pup a 2.5-3 mile EZ loop. Bike trail to red dot to bike trail this time but many variations that include quite a few connectors to keep it interesting and to add plenty of miles when time is available.

Amazing show stopping views. great varied terrain. Fun and interesting. easy to follow.

hiking
7 months ago

Lots of viewpoints. Though you could see the parking lot from a lot of them. Nice quick hike before heading to Oktoberfest.

What a beautiful trail! It felt unique from others in the area. A park staff member directed us to a different trailhead than what we found on AllTrails, so our route ended up being a bit different. We started on the bike trail trailhead from the south parking lot, and then turned on to the Appalachian Trail. We eventually got back on track and followed blue blazes for most of the rest of the loop, until the very end where there was a white blaze with red “F” trail that led us back to the original trailhead marked on AllTrails. I’d rate this an easy/moderate hike, with a couple of very minor scrambles, a few good rocky climbs and descents, and many, many great lookouts. My small pup did fine, except for a couple of spots where the descent was a bit too steep and I carried him. It was absolutely gorgeous with the fall foliage! I really liked that the trail felt a bit more natural than some of the more popular ones on Bear Mountain, like you were walking through more untouched woods. It was fairly busy thanks to the Oktoberfest happening at the base. Really lovely, I look forward to hiking this again and exploring a few other sections!

hiking
7 months ago

5 miles. 2.5hours. Went anticlockwise. Some uphill requiring clambering. Various nice lookouts including one towards the Hudson at the out and back subsection of the trail. Clearly blazed. Moderately trafficked in early October. Ocktoberfest in carpark so $10 parking charge for hikers.

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rocky
scramble
8 months ago

Excellent workout. Very steep incline within the first 2 miles of this hike. After you’ve made it to the top, you will feel it in your legs. There are many up and downs after the summit that will challenge your endurance. Did 13 miles and was completely exhausted. Do the 5 mile loop first, it’s the better way to do the Trail

hiking
8 months ago

I got here nice and early and had the trail to myself. It was a fun hike that got a decent amount of elevation. There’s obviously highway noise, but I knew that coming in. It didn’t bother me.

hiking
8 months ago

Recommended trail for a fun, view-heavy hike. Some portions required a little bit of scrambling, but nothing too difficult for someone in decent hiking shape. Very well marked. Bathroom at the base of the trail.

Trail is well marked and easy to follow. It runs down the ridge and offers fantastic views both to the east and the west and Manhattan is visible to the south from West Mountain shelter. And if all of that is not enough, the trees along the ridge are bright with color. It was a perfect day for a hike.

Sat Oct 06 2018

Awesome trail for hiking!! It’s hard but fun!!

Sun Apr 08 2018

Ridgeline is rocky with many short steep climbs. Not difficult but fatiguing for some of our group. If you prefer flat wide trails, this is not it. Views are spectacular.

Tue Sep 12 2017

Beautiful New York hike. Stayed for sunset and views were awesome

hiking
Wed Aug 02 2017

Moderate hike with several viewpoints. Relatively popular trail where I usually pass at least 6-10 fellow hikers before completing the loop trail. Check for Oktoberfest events in the Fall to treat yourself to German cuisine and a post-hike beer.

Sat Apr 02 2016

cool short trail if ur dogs afraid of dirt bikes bikes and 4 wheelers be careful as it is also a bike trail

Fri Dec 18 2015

I have done this hike a few times and love the views and the variety of the terrain. Always like to extended to the West Mountain Shelter and then go down on the AT to Beechy Bottom Rd.

Sun Oct 25 2015

We did this hike today and we enjoyed it. View was amazing. There are moments when you have to climb up a few rocks to get the view but it was all worth it! We followed the blue trail all the way and back.

hiking
Sat Dec 27 2014

We took the Anthony Wayne up to the Turkey Hill lake, then looped around in the red, to the blue past the shooting range and finished off on the white. Nota bad hike, but expect the first 45 minutes of that loop to be coddled by the hum of the highway, since you end up crossing about 3 of them (or roads of some sort). Not all of these were very quiet when we were here either. Wouldn't do this same trail again given this and honestly would prefer a quieter walk. The red trail was great, but unfortunately not the majority of that loop. 5.7 miles in total took us about 2.5 hours walking time.

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Mon Mar 05 2012

We took the Fawn trail from Anthony Wayne to the Red trail...At that point it was suppose to intersect with the AT (white) but we ran into a old unarked road as most of the trailmarkers were spray painted over because they moved the AT??...So White was suppose to go to Red. So thankfully we had a compass because we would have been lost...We took the old road to the east (right) to the Red and Yellow trail. We were trying to get to tthe Yellow to the Blue for the ridge walk...After a jaunt on the old road we found the yellow trailhead...I have to tell you that Yellow was not mellow!! Steep incline lead us to some terrific views of the Hudson, Perkins and Bear Mountain..after reaching the Summit we proceeded on some ups and downs until we got to the Blue marked trail...which was actually the ridge walk..Real great views and cliffs overlooking the East and West. At the end of the blue trail markers were not visable..unless I took a detour.... Overall great hike. If your in good shape don't sweat it..If your a weekend warrior your going ot be sweating it out on the yellow trail...

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Sun Aug 29 2010

I took the Horn Hill Loop Mountain Bike Trail to the Ramapo-Dunderberg trail up West Mountain.

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