Anthony's Nose, Appalachian Trail, and Camp Smith

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Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve

Anthony's Nose, Appalachian Trail, and Camp Smith is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Garrison, New York that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length7.6 miElevation gain2,421 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsBird watchingrunningForestRiverViewsScramble
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Getting There

Parking is available on RT. 9d just north of the Bear Mountain bridge. There is also parking available at 2 locations, one approximately halfway into the trail on RT. 6 and parking at the end (or beginning) of the trail at the historic Bear Mountain Toll house on RT 6.

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. 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.

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Dominick Posillipo
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Timothy Wakely
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Steep! Only 2.5 miles in and out. Great views. Boots or hiking shoes recommended.

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Tommy John
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Very tough trail when going end to end. Word of caution, bring some food to help keep energy levels high. Lots of tough rock scrambles on this one!

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Alejandra Araujo
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really great trail, challenging but chill, muddy after a rainy day but still fun, pup loved it

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oisin willis
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Competed this trail by myself at 5 am. Zero people but very easy to navigate. Caught the sunrise as I reached the peak. Cool hike

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Andrew Liss
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Arrived at 9 AM and parked easily on the side of the road. Hiked to the Toll House, 1/2 hour lunch, and was back at the car at 1:30 PM. My dog and partner both enjoyed the hike. I was carrying 25 lbs so it was very doable. Will come back to train with more weight because the elevation gain makes it worthwhile. Nice views, too. The only drawback was how crowded the trail was.

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Peter Warren
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Great views today. This trail is rocky when steep. I agree with the person just before me. Better to wear hiking boots. Personally, I wouldn’t want to be wearing sneakers. But there were people in sneakers. Go figure.

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Sora Park
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Awesome trail. Ascend is def hard but doable. Be careful of the descend, with snow and rain very slippery. Good hiking boots or any footwear with traction is a must. Only got to Anthony’s nose, amazing views.

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Indrani Das
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Loved it! Did it on my own. The rains made it a little slippery. But with good hiking boots you will probably be OK. Try to do the trip in daylight. Have to remember the white and blue trail junction on the return trip.

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Giuseppa Aliperti
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It is an intermediate trail. It's a bit of a work out but the view is worth it.

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K. L
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Great trail. Steep ascent. Nice views!

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Amy Theresa
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Is this hike open?

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Legna V
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Spenser Burch
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Moderate to hard climbs, well defined paths through most sections. Moderate to high traffic at Anthony’s Nose and other lookout points. Beautiful views overlooking the Hudson River

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Jack Choi
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Along the Hudson River trail with some stiff hill front of the bear mountain bridge’s beautiful view.

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Tara McLaughlin
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HikingGreat!

This is one of my favorite quick hikes, with a great payoff. The views from the Nose are excellent!

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Elena Yu
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Trailhead is in the Westchester side of the Bear Mtn bridge. There’s no parking lot. Cars parked along the side of a fast road. The start of the trail is pretty darn steep. Only had 2 hrs today. I’ll be back to explore more.

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Matt Wuolle
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Matt Wuolle
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Did this 1-way (not out and back). My recording is 2 parts summing to 4.4mi. don't underestimate this one and make sure you have enough daylight.

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Liz Zhang
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Very scenic, a little crowded

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Jamie Lynn
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Arin Rusch
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Deborah Padilla
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This hike is challenging, but worth it! The views are beautiful and the hike itself is very pretty.

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Lesa Vogliano
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Loved all the up and down Great trail with great views

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Nancy Silverman
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Steep in the beginning and the leaves on the ground mad it pretty slippery on the way down. Beautiful view at the top!

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Brian Washington
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Natalia Levytska
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HikingGreat!

Pretty steep and challenging for the first 40minutes or so, and then flattens out near the top. Beautiful views at the top! On the way back, leaves make it rather slippery, so have to be cautious walking down.

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Sam Ju
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Michelle Griffin
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Beautiful trail

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