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

Alot of rocks best to wear hiking shoes, beautiful view of the bear mountain and it is best to go early since it gets crowded.

Nice hike with pretty views at Anthony’s nose. Steep section in the beginning but flattens out after the first uphills. I continued on past the nose just to add some distance, and there were some more views going down.

Beautiful view from the top!

28 days ago

Fantastic place especially after big rain.

Great one day trail with amazing views and a bit of the challenge for your legs.

Great for hiking, beautiful view.

Awesome views, unbelievable hike experience, loved it.

Great trail. Not great for running but some decent stretches to open up.

2 months ago

My family and I hiked the trail while it was snow covered. A bit challenging due to the conditions...wear good boots with aggressive tread. The view from the summit is breathtaking. Highly recommended.

2 months ago

Great hike, easy

2 months ago

great hike, easy

Hiked on 9/29. Amazing, not too strenuous, short hike with one of the best views above the Hudson.

pretty good hike with a nice view of the bear mountain bridge and the Hudson river

Very scenic trail and great for a long walk.
Not hard at all.

Great out and back trail of moderate difficulty. Awesome end viewpoint overlooking the Hudson River and is a great picnic spot. Views along the way can be a little boring. Steep portions for sure! Loses a star only due to its extreme overuse and being out and back....you constantly have to move out of the way to get past people which is distracting from the scenery.

3 months ago

Difficult but manageable

Well marked trail with a longer less steep option along the AT plus a steeper shorter option behind old bear mountain bridge house.

The short hike to the nose from 9d and back is to be
avoided on the weekend - to crowded or go very early .
Wonderful articulated view

This is a great hike. If you start at the Camp Smith Toll House and hike North, you'll cover ~5 miles by the time you reach the junction at the AT. Great views, but you'll catch crowds at the Nose because it's a popular destination. Some of the "quieter" views can be taken in south of the Nose (closer to Camp Smith).

Earned my bird by hitting it before sun-up and doing it North to South and back. The entire woods East of the trail is roped off, literally, by the military amd posted with signs threatening arrest, live fire or unexploded ordnance. The views to the west are unparalelled in the Hudson Valley. The trail has three ascents and descents back to the road so it feels longer than it is. From Anthony's Nose to the south, the road is pretty much never out of earshot and, given the Thanksgiving holiday, the trial was well-populated.

excellent hike. challenging in spots but nothing too hard. the trail is very popular and the peak was crowded when we arrived. beautiful views that you miss if you take the shorter trail up. parking was tight due to the volume of hikers but the parking area is large. 4 stars as I like a hike with less people. it was definitely crowded.. overall though great day hike!

Incredible view.. worth every step

Well marked, nice up with a great view.

Very steep walk the first 30 minutes or so but the view is 100% worth it!

Good climb. Beautiful view from the top.

Heading up was challenging. The trails are quite steep in many places. The views at the top are incredible. The trail is easy to miss (we drove right by it twice!) from the road-keep your eyes open for cars parked alongside the road and look for the posted map. I wouldn't recommend this trail for anyone who isn't a seasoned hiker.

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