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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.

Length 7.6 mi Elevation gain 2,421 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest River Views Scramble
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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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Ken Hehir
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HikingRockyScramble

Wonderful hike, and as nearly every review says, the first part is tough...but the finish is worth it. 1 suggestion would be to go early. I started at 9AM and it was not crowded but by the time I was heading back the trail was packed, especially in the steep part, making it slower going.

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Lisa Giuliano
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Great!

Anthony’s nose was my first hike, and I found it to be quite challenging being a new hiker and not knowing what to expect it was full of very steep rock scramble’s, I found myself stopping many many times for a break. When you reach the top it is absolutely amazingly breathtakingly beautiful. I would suggest you bring a lot of water, take breaks when necessary and know that when you get to the top the reward is worth it!

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Mikey K
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Great weather, trails are marked well and I didn’t even need to use a map or the app, which made the hike stress free. Nice views all along the hike, would definitely do again.

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Alexia Arsenault
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Clarissa Darczuk
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WalkingGreat!Rocky

It was definitely hard and very up and down but a great workout! Loved this hike! Took my 2 dogs and they went out and back with us! The views are amazing as well

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Xu Yang
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Hiking

A great trail to spend half day. There are a few places from Toll House to Trail Head II where trails are not clearly marked. The lesson is to always check AllTrails even when there is a tiny fork of the trail. The view at Anthony's Nose is fantastic and is well worth the effort.

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Maya Warburg
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HikingRocky

Beautiful view at the top! Definitely a little more on the crowded side, so just go in knowing that. Steepest at the beginning and then levels off for a beautiful overlook of the bridge!

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Flash Fury
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Hiking

I had a great time... lots of scenic outlooks, many angles. It was longer than the 7.6 Miles it's supposed to be, more like high 9's from Route 9D to the Toll House and back.

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Andrew Keller
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First 15 minutes very steep. Was pretty crowded when we went. Had to park along the road where it says not to. Well marked. Nice view. Beautiful day. Great hike.

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Miyaca Twodogs
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Angie Cuzzola
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Hiking

Awesome trail! Definitely tough in the beginning. We parked at bear mountain and walked over the bridge. Only negative to that was paying $10 but other than that, worth it!

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Brandon Fusaro
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Lot of fun but be ready for a long one that at time has fairly steep inclines. The way out isn’t all that bad, but when you turn around to complete the out and back, the inclines start to feel never ending hahah. It’s a great time though and we were blessed with the weather on 8/26/20. If you’ve never seen Anthony’s nose then obviously you’re in for a treat. Beautiful part of this hike is how the vegetation changes as you incline and decline the route, along with the change in weather. Enjoy it!! Obviously being supportive hiking shoes

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John G Bass
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Kate Elizabeth
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One of my favorite trails in the Hudson Valley - I probably hiked this at least five times in 2019. The first mile is a killer, but the views from Anthony’s Nose can’t be beat. If you start early enough you’ll see an incredible sunrise reflecting off Bear Mountain across the Hudson. Bonus points if there’s a train coming through. Lots of different ways to do this hike - I personally don’t think there’s much to see after the Anthony’s Nose II trailhead (mile 2ish,) but it’s still a nice workout down to Camp Smith and back.

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Jack Lappin
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Michael Zhang
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Indhira Vasquez
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Akshay Patel
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Good trail start at sunny noon and saw 3 parking lot and three awesome views!!!! Amazing trail, well marked. Rocky scramble at some point. Good for workout. At the end it was raining it was fun and slippery.

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Fernando Calderon
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Hiking

Awesome , lots of people but great day trip

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Maimouna Abiola
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The beginning, with the white trail, was strenuous and rock climbing but it got easier when I arrived to the platform which was divided to right and left blue trails and there I crossed path with 3 beautiful soul (ladies, sometimes we watch out for each other ). They were kind enough to let me know that the trail to the view is on the right and that to be careful if I want to take the left trail because a bee tree fell and the bees were having a party . So I followed their advice and went right to Anthony’ Nose. Noted falling trees due to storm that happened 2days ago. Further after the Toll House Parking, following the blue trail, I crossed path with the military live training area. I wanted to finished the whole blue trail (less than 1mile left) but I heard the first riffle shot, my body stopped moving but my brain was “well it’s was written on some of the post that I am safe as long as I don’t cross over to the military private trail and stay on the blue trail!” Then I heard the second shot and my mind and soul were “girl turn back! You won’t be able to explain that you were following the blue after getting shot!”. On my way backfr I realized that my car was on the other side of Anthony Nose; going back would have taken me more than 1hr and it was not safe taking the road. But thank God i saw this man named Eric who I passed earlier leaving Anthony Nose. He gave me a ride to my car since his son (17y) was still way behind. The trail overall was hard, rocky, fun and strenuous workout. Love it!

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Ana Rivera-Fisher
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Hiking

Nice view...great workout!

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Gina Grilli
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This trail has a great view and well worth the climb but definitely come prepared knowing there is at least 30min of uphill climbing. There is parking along the road for free but definitely be careful walking towards the entrance of the trail as there is no shoulder and cars fly by.

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Alberto Arzuaga
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Hiking

Incline but scenic view on top!

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