Perkins Memorial Tower via Appalachian Trail

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Bear Mountain State Park

Perkins Memorial Tower via Appalachian Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bear Mountain, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.8 miElevation gain1,118 ftRoute typeOut & back
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There is a fee of $10 per vehicle. Fees are collected on weekdays between 6/22-9/2. For the rest of the year, fees are only collected on the weekend. Empire Passholders can get in for free.

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Marcia Salovitz
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Dr. Bill Ruth
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Excellent, slippery, packed snow and ice. Spikes highly recommend!!

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Dr. Bill Ruth
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brownietheracoon .
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brownietheracoon .
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Camaris A.
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Ben Malin
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Nice walk from the ice rink to Perkins Tower yesterday. Members of our party who did not want to hike were able to ice skate for a nominal fee. Some muddy spots but we did OK in our running sneakers. No ice on the trail.

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Marc Wasserman
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Great trail! Still a little icy in spots and a few large down trees on the trail. Pretty empty around 9 on a Saturday.

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Michelle Huang
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Hazel-Ann Rodney
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Some icy patching but a good challenging hike.

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Justin Thomas
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Awesome workout, and quick and easy hike if not for the hordes of unmasked families with children.

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Maria Morin
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Michael Oshetsky
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Deborah Padilla
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Love this! It’s such a pretty trail.

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Marcia Stanton
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Luis Collado
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Awesome trailer with the stairs , the best workout. 100% recommended.

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Jasmine Estrella
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Had a little bit of everything , it was great. An hour long to hike i would say and 30 mins to come down.

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Majed Saada
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Alexis Tirado
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I thought it was great - for those who need less stairs at the intersection you will see straight say tower - right rock says inn . That road is very flat and smooth takes you all the way up to the tower

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Rissie Farkas
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Lots of stairs. Great hike, even better views. Totally worth it.

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Catharine Tarquinio
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Instead of taking the Appalachian trail up and back, a friend and I decided to do the Major Welch loop up to the memorial tower and take the A.trail back down. The loop had STEEP rock scrambling involved (there's a warning at the beginning of the trail, heed it) but once you get to the top, the views are gorgeous. Another warning: we tried to take the A.trail path marked on the Alltrails map, but this portion of the A.trail was NOT being maintained, the markers are gone/barely visible, etc. We only realized after trekking through unmarked woods that the A.trail south of us (marked on the map as "updated 2019") was the "new" way to go. Don't get lost like we did.

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Danielle DeBellis
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Go counter-clockwise to avoid tough scramble down. Up is much easier. Good hike, tougher than I thought it would be.

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Alexis Tirado
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Lots of stairs ! Defin worth the climb

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Daniel Park
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Henry Fang
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Jamie Shimizu
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Man Trinh
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Nayra Brito Cairo
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Very nice place I recommend

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