Anthony's Nose via Appalachian Trail

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Anthony's Nose via Appalachian Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cortlandt, 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
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2339 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.

1 month ago

Well marked trail with a longer less steep option along the AT plus a steeper shorter option behind old bear mountain bridge house.

1 month ago

Awesome trail !

1 month 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
1 month 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).

hiking
1 month ago

Earned my bird by hitting it before sun-up and doing it North to South and back. The entire woods East of the trail is roped off, literally, by the military amd posted with signs threatening arrest, live fire or unexploded ordnance. The views to the west are unparalelled in the Hudson Valley. The trail has three ascents and descents back to the road so it feels longer than it is. From Anthony's Nose to the south, the road is pretty much never out of earshot and, given the Thanksgiving holiday, the trial was well-populated.

hiking
2 months ago

Incredible view.. worth every step

2 months ago

Well marked, nice up with a great view.

hiking
2 months ago

Very steep walk the first 30 minutes or so but the view is 100% worth it!

2 months ago

Good climb. Beautiful view from the top.

3 months ago

Heading up was challenging. The trails are quite steep in many places. The views at the top are incredible. The trail is easy to miss (we drove right by it twice!) from the road-keep your eyes open for cars parked alongside the road and look for the posted map. I wouldn't recommend this trail for anyone who isn't a seasoned hiker.

3 months ago

Good first hike

3 months ago

Don't let the 7 hour hike fool you, i parked along 9 and it took 40min to reach the top at a steady pace. the first half is the only steep & rocky part, couple of rolling hills the basically flat to the top.

3 months ago

Not as hard as advertised good hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Very hard. Steep climb, but the view amazing. Worth it. We did it with 6 years old girl.

hiking
3 months ago

I have some nice pee spots along this trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice views of water bridge and mountains. Rocky trail. Good exercise.

4 months ago

Great hike.

4 months ago

VERY steep trail, poorly marked, but a good work out and pretty overlook.

hiking
4 months ago

Anthony's Nose is a pretty view, but if you're looking for a 'deep in nature' experience, this hike isn't for you. It was moderately crowded at 1pm on a Wednesday afternoon. I ended up turning back early because several people had portable speakers blasting.

4 months ago

It was refreshing to see Hudson River from up high!

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