Anthony's Nose, Appalachian Trail, and Camp Smith

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Anthony's Nose, Appalachian Trail, and Camp Smith is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cortlandt, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,385 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

scramble

From NYC take the palisades interstate parkway north for approximately 40 miles until its end at the Bear Mountain Bridge. Take a left at the end of the bridge. Approximately .2 miles down the road is a small turn off on the side of the road with enough space for 3 cars.

9 days ago

10/10 would hike

hiking
13 days ago

A short steep hike with an amazing and rewarding view at the top.

hiking
17 days ago

As advertised, this is a hard hike with a rewarding view. We went a bit beyond Anthony’s nose before heading back. The first 30-45 minutes of the hike comprise of a steep ascent. As novice hikers, we had a stop a few times to regroup. I would strongly advise bringing snacks for this hike. The energy burst will definitely help. Overall, it is a nice and sweaty hike.

A note to those who are planning to come here by train. The walk from the train station to the beginning of the hike itself is about 30 mins.

hiking
17 days ago

Fabulous views of the Hudson Valley and the Bear Mt. Bridge.

hiking
24 days ago

This was a great hike! I love scrambling up rocks and it was like the start of the Kaaterskill Falls hike, but it was like that the whole way! I defenitely recommend going

1 month ago

Amazing views of the Hudson River valley and Bear Mountain

hiking
1 month ago

One our go to trails. Love it. Must get there early.

hiking
1 month ago

The Hudson Valley is an incredible place, you have to visit here. We had four young kids with us and they all did great.. Awesome view of the valley. Check out my full write up which includes directions and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/anthonysnose

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked up on Memorial Day w my wife & 2 small dogs . Fun rock scrambles and a steep start.

1 month ago

amazing!

camping
1 month ago

Been a while ago, but will be back! loved the hike!

1 month ago

Loved this trail. Lots of steep ups and downs. Continue past Anthony’s nose for the full effect!

2 months ago

Nice hike with pretty views at Anthony’s nose. Steep section in the beginning but flattens out after the first uphills. I continued on past the nose just to add some distance, and there were some more views going down.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful view from the top!

hiking
2 months ago

Great one day trail with amazing views and a bit of the challenge for your legs.

hiking
2 months ago

Great for hiking, beautiful view.

2 months ago

Awesome views, unbelievable hike experience, loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Great trail. Not great for running but some decent stretches to open up.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked on 9/29. Amazing, not too strenuous, short hike with one of the best views above the Hudson.

hiking
5 months ago

pretty good hike with a nice view of the bear mountain bridge and the Hudson river

5 months ago

Very scenic trail and great for a long walk.
Not hard at all.

hiking
5 months ago

Difficult but manageable

7 months ago

Well marked trail with a longer less steep option along the AT plus a steeper shorter option behind old bear mountain bridge house.

7 months ago

Awesome trail !

7 months ago

The short hike to the nose from 9d and back is to be
avoided on the weekend - to crowded or go very early .
Wonderful articulated view

hiking
7 months ago

This is a great hike. If you start at the Camp Smith Toll House and hike North, you'll cover ~5 miles by the time you reach the junction at the AT. Great views, but you'll catch crowds at the Nose because it's a popular destination. Some of the "quieter" views can be taken in south of the Nose (closer to Camp Smith).

hiking
7 months ago

Earned my bird by hitting it before sun-up and doing it North to South and back. The entire woods East of the trail is roped off, literally, by the military amd posted with signs threatening arrest, live fire or unexploded ordnance. The views to the west are unparalelled in the Hudson Valley. The trail has three ascents and descents back to the road so it feels longer than it is. From Anthony's Nose to the south, the road is pretty much never out of earshot and, given the Thanksgiving holiday, the trial was well-populated.

hiking
8 months ago

Incredible view.. worth every step

8 months ago

Well marked, nice up with a great view.

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