Anthony's Nose via Camp Smith Trail

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Anthony's Nose via Camp Smith Trail is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cortlandt Manor, New York that offers scenic views 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.

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,807 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

bird watching

views

rocky

Park at the Historic Bear Mountain Toll House

hiking
13 days ago

Hit this trail for the first time today. Usually I do Anthony's Nose from near the Bear Mountain Bridge. This was way longer but well worth it. Some great views and the trail was empty (maybe because it was Monday). Parts of the trail are a bit overgrown and very narrow, check yourself for ticks afterward. All in all a fantastic time, will definitely hit this one again.

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

Great challenging hike for those looking for some exercise and rewarding views. This was only our third hike ever so it was definitely quite the challenge. We took the trail starting at the Bear Mountain toll house and were told it would be a “strenuous hike.” Oh what a hike it was! About 3.5 miles one way with a lot of ups and down. The last mile required a lot of mental motivation as our bodies were on the brinks of giving up. Since there was no way to hike another 3.5 miles back, we took the Appalachian trail back and caught an Uber to the manitou station. So for those who don’t want to take the camp smith trail to and from, that’s an option. All in all and great fun hike! Just know that it ain’t gonna be easy. Tip: bring lots of water and food! We had three bottles of water each and that lasted us just the way there. Lots of bugs as well, so carry a bottle of bug spray to reapply throughout the hike.

hiking
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

I liked the trail because it afforded some amazing views! Definitely use bug repellent though and bring lots of water. Will definitely go back!

hiking
bugs
over grown
private property
rocky
1 month ago

I clocked this trail out-and-back at close to 6.4 miles (based on AllTrails). Pretty variable terrain. I’d recommend getting out there early to beat the crowds. Beautiful views. I think the markers- especially in the first two miles of the trail could be better. There’s a “tweedle dumb and dee” set of markers at about .6 into the hike - where coming back it’s clear to see what happened ; but on the way up it is super unclear which way the markers are telling to turn as they basically juxtapose one another. Fact: go left, not right, and not straight at this confusing intersection. About .5 later you’ll come down a steep section where it’s easy to miss the blue marks that go from tree to ground and aren’t too easy to see. Stay right here . If you stay to the left you’ll get off the trail and it’ll be a bit steeper of a navigation. Three stars for the length since I was prepped for about 3/4 of a mile less/ poor markers and pretty overgrown on the first quarter / last quarter of the trip.

hiking
2 months ago

plenty of snacks and plenty of water. burned way more calories on this out and back than I anticipated. terrain was variable. in and out of the sun. nice views. challenging for the average fitness level.

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rocky
2 months ago

Beautiful hike with some good elevation gain and loss to keep your heart rate going!

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bugs
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Parked along 9, north of the Bear Mountain Bridge, on the shoulder of the road. First part of the hike is a steep path which is quite exhilarating. But once onto the main trail it’s an easy hike up to a wonderful viewing area, perfect for a picnic lunch. We did not continue on to the official start/end, just double-backed the way we came to our car.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

This trail was breathtaking. I went on a sunny day but It snowed the day before I was there. Some parts were icy and very slippery. Overall, it was a great hike.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

5 months ago

trail clearly marked, great views

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muddy
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

6 months ago

Trail is very clearly marked blue and easy to follow. Bird lovers can enjoy seeing bald eagle and other birds. hiking in the winter sun gives beautiful unobstructed views of the Hudson valley and Bear mountain. Be prepared for a tough hike as it goes up and down the hills.

So many beautiful views throughout Definitely not an easy hike. Took us 4 1/2 hours. Lots of shortstops and about 15 minutes at the peak.

hiking
8 months ago

Great terrain and views, 6mi out and back to Anthonys nose, one of the toughest in the valley!

hiking
8 months ago

Tough trail but fun! Sooooo many rocks (my feet were hurting after the hike & that's never happened before). Trekking poles are helpful here. Trail is VERY well marked, the only tricky part is Antony's Nose itself. (Don't be fooled by the huge rock at the top, Anthony's Nose is still a few minutes away.... when you see the American flag, you're there!) pack snacks because you'll be burning some serious calories.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice views, some steep parts. Be careful if it rains with the leaves on the ground makes for a slippery hike.

hiking
9 months ago

I stared at the Broccy Creek trailhead. It is a nice walk with a few steep rocky sections. Nice overlooks of the Hudson and Bear Mountain.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Beautiful sceneries, exciting hikes through cliffs and river view stop points large enough for having a snack. I loved it. Perfect for moderate to high level workout. climbing sticks make it much easier to pass.

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