Camp Smith Trail to Anthony's Nose

MODERATE 124 reviews
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Camp Smith Trail to Anthony's Nose is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cortlandt Manor, New York that offers scenic views 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.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1732 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

rocky

Park at the Historic Bear Mountain Toll House

1 month ago

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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1 month ago

Started at the Bear Mountain Toll House early in the morning. The first part of the Camp Smith trail is very steep in places, with a lot of rock scrambling, but there are a few nice views of the Hudson along the way. It's not as well traveled as the latter part of the trail leading up to Anthony's Nose, and there were a couple of times when it was a bit of a challenge to find the blue markings. After you hit the parking area closer to Anthony's Nose you are about 2/3 of the way there, but the hardest part is still to come. Lots of rocks on the way up to the peak, with a few scenic overlooks. The view from Anthony's Nose is worth all the effort, however. Just spectacular.

4 months ago

Well worth great hiking trail with nice views ⛰

5 months ago

Lots of steady climbs and views. Snow and ice will make you pay extra attention to your steps. Cool rocks.

6 months ago

I love this hike. It has a fair amount of scrambling and the trail itself is rocky. I would suggest ankle support and good traction footwear especially if it is wet. Nice payoff at Anthony's Nose. Beautiful Spot. Good workout.

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6 months ago

I hiked this trail in mid October 2017 when it was still warm out. It’s a pretty steep trail!So definitely get your trekking poles out for this one. It’s also fairly marked and well trafficked. Beautiful views at the top! I would definitely hike this one again.

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8 months ago

great hike. definitely more difficult on the moderate hike spectrum but still do able and enjoyable. It gets crowded about a mile before Anthony's nose because there's parking for a shorter trail to the peak. nice view from the top, however we had some of the best views along the way in the first couple miles. It was very crowded at the nose. there is cars and a main road along the first couple miles as well but we didn't mind. lots of rocks. overall an awesome hike it definitely pushed us and was very rewarding!

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8 months ago

its a nice hike... good views along most of the trail. ... however with fall foliage in peak this hike would be AMAZING like many others in the area.

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9 months ago

Amazing views at the top! The trail is very dog friendly.

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9 months ago

Get to the trail early on the weekends...trail and peak and get quite crowded. Overall a great hike with terrific views of the Hudson

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beautiful trail. Just hard enough to be challenging. Amazing views, well kept and clearly marked. I highly recommend a visit

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Challenging for beginners but a lot of fun. Well marked and that view!! Worth checking out.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Toll house to Anthonys Nose and back is about 6 miles and i say more then moderate hike, it has alot of ups and downs BOTH ways all the way until the end! just when u think your back yheree one last hill!! Enjoy #LVN

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Fun trail with a bit of up and down. A little too close to the road for it to be totally quiet at time.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Very narrow trail with at least the first 20 minutes wedged in between the highway on one side and a militarily shooting range on the other (we didn't hear any guns). But not really my idea of a quiet walk out in nature. The hike might get better but we turned back after 20 minutes.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Good hike, nice views and foliage. Diverse elevation so you're going up and down, which keeps it interesting. I brought my dog, he liked it a lot. We went on a Wednesday, we only met 2 other hiking groups. I wanted to make this a loop by taking the Military Road trail but it is closed off with several DANGER signs saying there are hidden explosives in the area.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Great views aim a nice day. Constant up and down with lots of rocks. Feet and quads ache but in a good way. I thought just as tough as breakneck which is quite easy once you reach the top

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Easy to moderate Great sights but go to the end where you get a birds eye view of Bear Mtn bridge If your view is obstructed by trees you haven't gone far enough

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Monday, July 04, 2016

for a beginner this was a great trail. beautiful views. nice ascents and descents.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Easy trail, markings are a bit confusing at the beginning but even with getting off the trail we found a great viewpoint and it was very easy to find our way back. Good for a quick day hike and definitely dog friendly!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Good for starters.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Great

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Great I'd definitely do it again

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Monday, December 21, 2015

We loved it! Only had time to go half way but got fantastic sweet spot pics!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Great work rate - peaks and valleys the entire trail. If u like climb and descend this is the one. Views of Hudson can be gorgeous depending on season.

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Monday, May 05, 2014

Good moderate hike with some strenuous portions. Plenty of "rest areas" that offer great views of the river and the overall beauty of the Hudson Valley. The initial climb as you leave from the Toll House may be a bit dicey for those with a fear of heights, but this is brief. Just don't look down.

Dog friendly as well. Even the rocky scrambles can be easily navigated by these four legged climbers.

Only negative is the constant traffic sounds from the road below. It gets better as you climb higher and move further away from the road.

hiking
Monday, August 12, 2013

The Camp Smith Trail provides an alternate approach to reaching Anthony's Nose from the south, as opposed to taking the Appalachian Trail from the north. Parking is available at the Bear Mountain Toll House or at a small parking area further up Bear Mountain Road on the right as you travel north if you want to shorten the hike. The ascent is not overly difficult for those in good physical condition and follows a relatively well-marked blue trail. After passing over a large rock at the top of the climb, Anthony's Nose is a very short distance away over the ridge to the left. Anthony's Nose provides great views of the Hudson River, the Bear Mountain Bridge, and Bear Mountain State Park. The descent follows the same path back down. Overall, a good hike, with the added benefit that it can be lengthened or shortened depending on the skill level of the hikers and how much time is available.

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