West Mountain

MODERATE 71 reviews
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West Mountain is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Highland Falls, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1122 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Great hike that is much less crowded than nearby Bear Mountain with almost as good views on a nice long ridge. Isn't has challenging as Major Welch Trail going up Bear Mountain, but still lots of fun for a quick 2-3 hour hike.

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3 days ago

Great hike with great views. Lots of different trails, make sure you map out before you hit the trails if you're not familiar. We went with snow which added to the scenery!

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11 days ago

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1 month ago

A great trail for spectacular views. Well, at least in my opinion. A mix of the 1777, the AT and the Time-Torne, the West Mountain loop has it all, and you’ll be delighted once you make it up towards the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Hi everyone. I'm writing to ask if there is a trail in Bear Mountain which could accommodate a jogging stroller (used for a boy who's normally in a wheelchair, but uses this sturdy jogging stroller for off-roading). While this is not a regular street wheelchair, it can't go up a rock scramble. Tree roots, though, and some stairs are no problem.

Please let me know which, if any, of the Bear Mountain trails you think could be navigated by this stroller with an aggressive weekend dad behind it.

Thanks,

Neil Boyle

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1 month ago

Easy trail, West Mountain Shelter great for an overnight stay. Gorgeous views!

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2 months ago

Very nice three hour hike. Not as challenging as I was hoping for but it had some nice views.

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5 months ago

Great hike if you have about 2-3 hours to spare and want a good workout with nice views the whole way. The top of the mountain stretches for a while so it feels like you spend most of the hike trailing the summit. Took a few wrong turns because I didn't ahead well enough but still finished in a decent time and did the whole loop. Took 1777W to blue trail, which connected to white (AT) for a bit, then back to blue, then connected to blue and yellow (although throughout much of that only the blue blazes were visible). Then continued on yellow when trail split and ended back on 1777w.