West Mountain

MODERATE 55 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
1282 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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1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Not so much a review as a question as to what we might have done wrong! Followed 1777W out of parking lot and when we went down to trail saw it continuing on right so followed that. Eventually came to a T with left option being 1777E and right option being 1777. So went right . . . a number of miles later, ended up at 9W and nowhere near the loop, had to retrace steps back. It was a nice, albeit incorrect, hike!
Anyone familiar with trail - happy to hear where we messed up!
Thanks

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2 months ago

Coming down is a real ankle buster, but great views along to top of the whole mountain.

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camping
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birding
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hiking
7 months ago

Good all-around hike, with a little bit of everything: scenic views, water crossings, modest climbs, etc. We hiked it on Thanksgiving so as hoped, we had the trails to ourselves.

hiking
8 months ago

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