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Anthony's Nose, Appalachian Trail, and Camp Smith

MODERATE 392 reviews

Anthony's Nose, Appalachian Trail, and Camp Smith is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Garrison, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

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.

hiking
8 days ago

Awesome day hike with my brother, gf, and my yellow lab. Beautiful day, gorgeous views, and no complaints. Got dinner after at a close mexican joint and it was the cherry on top. Great day!

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked trail in fair weather. easy hike. Planning to hike again on this Friday the 11 for my birthday. Starting to train for Mt Washington hike this summer. Any tips?

hiking
2 months ago

Nice views and not so hard trail

hiking
2 months ago

Rocky course but worth it. The views at the lookout are unbeatable. Very high traffic and dog friendly.

hiking
3 months ago

3-4 parking spots are a couple hundred feet from the trailhead on the same side of the road further away from bear mountain bridge. You can skip out on walking to the trailhead as there is a cut through to the maintrail right from the carpark area.
Steep steps in the beginning for the first .5 mile. But great views on top!

hiking
4 months ago

beautiful views from the top, worth the hike. the whole hike, back and forth was about 2.8 miles, and at a comfortable place it should take you less than 2 hours to complete. make sure you have the right shoes, especially when the ground is wet, as I've seen some pretty funny slips and falls from people wearing running sneakers while the ground was covered with snow and mud....so be prepared, and enjoy the views from the top

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike with great views! Highly recommend it but be prepared for steep rocky portions. I’d say moderate is correct but would not recommend for beginners or people who do not regularly do hikes/hill runs. Took us almost 5 hours at a comfortable pace without breaks and we accidentally kept going after the end of the trail.

4 months ago

Awesome hike. Great way to push yourself and have an amazing end result to a spectacular view

4 months ago

Quick Trail, I always go up to see the view and back down. There are other trails within that I ended up roaming around in with my brother and we ended up on the road

5 months ago

great trail, good elevation climbs a handful of pretty steep rocky parts although nothing too tough, and definitely not dangerous.

hiking
6 months ago

Moderate hike. Gorgeous views.

hiking
6 months ago

OK hike. Hard uphill to start. once you make to the blue trail, it becomes very easy. Saw kids on the hike. Views are very nice it and make the hike worth it.

hiking
7 months ago

Fantastic hike - no rock climbing experience or special gear required but the entire hike is a climb ranging from steep to moderate. The view at the top is fantastic and absolutely worth the hike! The kids loved scrambling up and down rocks. Almost the entire hike is in the shade so relatively cool and nice breeze at the top. About 4 miles round trip, took about 2 hours with a couple short stops. Trailhead is literally off the side of the road so follow directions and use the facilities before you get there! No restroom or facilities at or near the hike.

hiking
7 months ago

We started on Anthony's Nose entrance as marked on this map, and the view from Anthony's Nose was pretty nice. However, it came relatively early in the trail. The rest of the trail was not as exciting. The trail itself is pretty challenging though. I would recommend starting at Camp Smith and finishing at Anthony's Nose rather than what's described here.

hiking
7 months ago

Fantastic reward at the end. Had to take some breaks because rocks were wet and slippery but definitely a trail you have to do.

8 months ago

10/10 would hike

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months 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
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months 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

9 months ago

Amazing views of the Hudson River valley and Bear Mountain

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
9 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.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/anthonysnose

hiking
9 months ago

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

9 months ago

amazing!

camping
9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

10 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
10 months ago

Beautiful view from the top!

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