Explore the most popular hiking trails near Cortlandt Manor with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Trail is very clearly marked blue and easy to follow. Bird lovers can enjoy seeing bald eagle and other birds. hiking in the winter sun gives beautiful unobstructed views of the Hudson valley and Bear mountain.
Be prepared for a tough hike as it goes up and down the hills.

Great trail. Be aware the trailhead is immediately to the right along the road. Do not go into the swampy brambles, straight ahead, like I did.

So many beautiful views throughout
Definitely not an easy hike. Took us 4 1/2 hours. Lots of shortstops and about 15 minutes at the peak.

Great terrain and views, 6mi out and back to Anthonys nose, one of the toughest in the valley!

A word on the Blue Mt trails in Peekskill.
There are a mix of double track and singletrack trails throughout.
Generally the doubletrack are more suited to hiking, hikers can walk side by side and the trails are more direct. The singletrack were made for mountain biking and are narrow and wind around to some degree. The Alltrails map does not show the difference. Those seeking to explore there I would recommend getting the Westchester parks map from their website:

https://parks.westchestergov.com/images/stories/pdfs/BlueMtn_map_2015.pdf

Also the Blue Mt summit view is not very good. Somewhat better is the view from Mt Spitzenberg to the south.

Tough trail but fun! Sooooo many rocks (my feet were hurting after the hike & that's never happened before). Trekking poles are helpful here. Trail is VERY well marked, the only tricky part is Antony's Nose itself. (Don't be fooled by the huge rock at the top, Anthony's Nose is still a few minutes away.... when you see the American flag, you're there!) pack snacks because you'll be burning some serious calories.

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3 months ago

Nice views, some steep parts. Be careful if it rains with the leaves on the ground makes for a slippery hike.

I stared at the Broccy Creek trailhead. It is a nice walk with a few steep rocky sections. Nice overlooks of the Hudson and Bear Mountain.

Enjoyed the trail. Did not enjoy the mosquitoes.

This is actually a really easy trail to follow - potentially the blazes were updated since others have done this hike. I recommend getting the map from the car park attendants om your way in. We hiked this with a 2 year old with no problems. The first view is slightly to the left of the base of the last steep climb and the second 'peak' doesn't really have a view but is just past a little but with a fire ring up a short steep path to the right of the first view. Really enjoyed our hike. We were slow due to the aforementioned two year old but in all it was about 2 hours.

Easy stroll through a pleasant forest. Lots of bugs in some areas so make sure to bring bug spray or repellent.
Unfortunately some areas are close to a shooting range so the beauty of natural silence is broken by constant fire shots.

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.

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.

This trail is a joke not well marked

Well worth great hiking trail with nice views ⛰

Friday, December 29, 2017

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

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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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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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Saturday, October 07, 2017

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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Sunday, September 24, 2017

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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Sunday, September 10, 2017

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

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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

It was an easy hike and the weather was beautiful also on Labor day and I was happy there was not alot of bugs

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Monday, September 04, 2017

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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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Well maintained trails but poorly / inconsistently marked. We parked at the start of one of the side trails and made our way to one of the peaks. Not very exciting views, too many trees in the way. Quite buggy.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

great day hike and easy to get to by Metro North out of GCS. The town even sponsors free shuttles from train station to the trail head.

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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.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Great trail.

Easy, not too crowded, nice and numerous picnic tables!

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