West Mountain Shelter Loop

MODERATE 41 reviews
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West Mountain Shelter Loop is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bear Mountain, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,207 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
rocky
scramble
14 days ago

Pretty decent climbs and rock scrambles. The downhill on the back end was pretty steep. The look out at the shelter is well worth the effort.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Definitely make your way to the shelter for amazing views. You can even see NYC!

hiking
3 months ago

We took this trail on Memorial Day weekend-it had rained the night before so several waterfalls and streams, and some great vista views - there were also a few more challenging areas of rock scramble and ‘butt burner’ inclines. We followed 1777w trail markers to yellow to blue/yellow then blue/white to white. It took us a little over five hours with stops to take pictures.

hiking
8 months ago

Didn't follow the loop exactly made the hard right out of parking lot on 1777w trail then took blue all the way there and yellow back that makes it over 6 miles well worth it beatifull views on the way up the blue trail and the view from the shelter is amazing you can see NYC would recommend

10 months ago

The first half was great the 1777 trail was a bit dull. I don't like walking on asphalt.

backpacking
Saturday, April 14, 2018

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