Anthony's Nose, Appalachian Trail, and Camp Smith

MODERATE 401 reviews
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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 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

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.

hiking
20 days 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
20 days 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
27 days 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.

1 month ago

10/10 would hike

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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

2 months ago

Amazing views of the Hudson River valley and Bear Mountain

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

amazing!

camping
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

3 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
3 months ago

Beautiful view from the top!

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Great for hiking, beautiful view.

3 months ago

Awesome views, unbelievable hike experience, loved it.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

Difficult but manageable

8 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.

8 months ago

Awesome trail !

8 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
8 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).

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