Anthony's Nose, Appalachian Trail, and Camp Smith

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Anthony's Nose, Appalachian Trail, and Camp Smith is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Garrison, 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: 7.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,421 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

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.

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rocky
5 days ago

The beginning is quite steep but once you get to the trailhead marker turn right to follow the trail. Do it on a cloudy day with a slight breeze if you can. Being bug spray. Have fun

hiking
7 days ago

always a beautiful view and great markings. If you want a challenge use the trail by the bridge intersection

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bugs
14 days ago

Nice hike from the old toll house to Anthony's nose. some wild blueberries on the trail if you catch the right season. The great views are closer to Anthony's nose, but a nice well marked hike. lots of shade on the trail.

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16 days ago

Great hike. Steep at the beginning. Levels out a few times. Wonderful view of the Hudson River and the Bear Mountain Bridge.

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17 days ago

Good for dogs. Able to hike with a toddler in a carrier and there were flatter spots where kids could walk. Lots of people from NYC.

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rocky
scramble
21 days ago

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scramble
21 days ago

The beginning of the hike is the hardest part. You jump right into a steady uphill. This is also the most heavily trafficked section of the journey. Once you pass Anthony’s nose, things quickly even out. There are a lot of beautiful lookouts to enjoy along the way.

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22 days ago

Great hike! Tough climb right on the onset, but you are rewarded with beautiful views of the Hudson. On nice days, this trail can be pretty crowded, especially between the trail head and the first peak.

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1 month ago

Best trail ever

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1 month ago

What a gem! The only negative is the loud noises from the road and the bridge at the beginning and the end of the hike but the view of the bear mountain bridge is very cool

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1 month ago

very challenging, especially in the beginning. I didn't finish the entire course because I didn't bring enough water and my legs were getting tired. Novice hikers may find it very challenging. no bathroom.

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2 months ago

Great trail near NYC. Views at the top are pretty great

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

First hike ever and felt exhilarated with the views. Will definitely do again.

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rocky
2 months ago

Steep climb with rocks, big tree roots to walk on at the beginning then follow the blue path to see the beautiful views of bear mountain and Hudson River. Enjoyed the loooong cargo train coming from the north. My dog, Gizmo enjoyed the treat at the end. Brought fruits and sitted for awhile. Clean and very relaxing.

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over grown
rocky
3 months ago

Great trail the end was a bit over grown

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3 months 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. eastcoasthiker.com/trails/anthonysnose

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rocky
3 months ago

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Nice shaded trail with a steep climb at the beginning, then levels out for a bit with a viewpoint of the Hudson River and Bear Mountain State Park. Trail head was easy to find and trail was relatively well marked. We saw some beautiful wildflowers in early June, but otherwise I found the scenery to be relatively homogenous. Took us about 3 hours to go halfway in and then back.

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bugs
muddy
3 months ago

I saw a black snake here in the beginning of the trail. I dont know much about snakes so it’s very likely that it was a garden snake or something but figured I’d leave a review anyway. I still hiked the trail and enjoyed it but heads up!

3 months ago

It took me 3 hours yesterday with a 40 min stop at the peak. We found wild blueberries at the peak. It was pretty cool foraging for fruit. Short but fun hike. I went on 5th of July and saw a TON of trash. Very unfortunate...

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muddy
3 months ago

I loved the hike if you haven’t hiked in a while don’t do it. But it was very nice I enjoyed it. There were a lot of bugs some areas were very muddy other than that it was perfect especially the view where the flag is .

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