My favorite Hudson River hike. Join us for amoderate-to-strenuousthere-and-back hike along the Hudson River highlands between the Bear Mountain Bridge toll house and Anthony’s Nose. Panoramic Hudson River views combined with several long climbs up heavily exposed rock outcroppings. This is by far the most beautiful and one of the most challenging hikes in Westchester County.
Difficulty:Moderate-to-strenuous. Lots of steep climbs and descents.
Trail Map:NY/NJ TC #101
Parking:Parking is limited at the Bear Mountain Bridge toll house. Park along Rte 202 just south of the toll house. As always, please look for carpooling opportunities.
Driving directions:From Annsville Rte 9 / Rte 202 traffic circle: Drive north on Rte 202 approximately 1.1 miles to Bear Mountain toll booth house. Park in parking lot or along roadside. From Bear Mountain Bridge: Drive south on Rte 202 approximately 2.6 miles to Bear Mountain toll booth house. Park in parking lot or along roadside.
Meet other local hiking enthusiasts. Make a new friend or three. Burn a few calories. Enjoy nature in our fabulously beautiful Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and beyond!!
G.M.Trevelyan once said:
"We are literally children of the earth, and removed from her our spirits wither or run to various forms of insanity. Unless we can refresh ourselves at least by intermittent contact with nature, we grow awry."
This is a hiking group with a wide range of hikes, with some that include rock scrambles. You hike at your own risk. Please wear hiking shoes/boots (this is an absolute must). Always bring at least two liters of water and snacks depending on length of hike.
Dogs are welcome to come with us when the event writeup says a dog friendly hike.