Top Adventures in Bear Mountain

  • Hike Popolopen Torne

    Popolopen Torne is a hidden gem in the Hudson Valley, a surprisingly unknown trail with a beautiful payoff and a far deeper meaning. A short hike to the top puts you at the foot of a memorial to those who have served their country, a pile of paint...

    1.5 miles 550 ft gain

  • Hike Bald Mountain, Bear Mountain State Park

    From your starting point at the Bear Mountain Inn, go left along the Cornell Mine Trail. (This part can be a bit confusing, but go past the carousel to a shaded picnic area; that is where the trail starts.) You will go under a bridge and follow th...

    6.8 miles 1080 ft gain

  • Hike the Appalachian Trail to Anthony's Nose

    Parking for the trail runs along both sides of 9D right up until the Bear Mountain Bridge. It can be busy on the weekends so just make sure you're as far off the road as you can and be especially careful unloading kids and dogs. The trailhead is l...

    2 miles 790 ft gain

  • Hike the Camp Smith Trail

    This approximately 3-hour hike borders the Hudson River, and is one of the best in Westchester County. Start off at the parking area at the Bear Mountain Tollhouse, or at a small parking area farther up Bear Mountain Road, if you want a slightly s...

    4.3 miles 350 ft gain

  • Hike the Osborn Loop

    The Osborn Loop trail itself is not a loop.  It connects to a 2.5 mile section of the Appalachian Trail.  Hiking these together creates the loop.  Start at the trail head for the Appalachian Trail on South Mountain Pass Road.  There is parking for...

    7.6 miles 850 ft gain

  • Camp in Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

    Between them, neighboring Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks have everything that's needed for an outdoor adventure – the modestly sized Bear Mountain State Park has all the amenities, tucked beneath a looming granite mountain, while the massi...

  • Photograph Indian Brook Falls

    This is about as short a walk and as little effort as you can put in for a beautiful waterfall. You can barely call it a hike, but I'll list it as such since you do walk through the woods for 5 minutes. The trail is extremely well built, and is pr...

  • Hike Storm King Mountain

    This is an easy, yet very rewarding hike with a lot of viewpoints on the way up. Technically you scale up two mountains, Butter Hill and Storm King, but most people just describe it as Storm King Mountain. This is a great hike for families with yo...

    2.7 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike Jessup/West Ridge Loop via the Sweet Clover Trail

    Schunnemunk Mountain State Park is one of my favorite parks.  It offers many trails and possibilities for different loops.  The attraction of Schunnemunk Mountain is the long double ridges running parallel to each other and amazing views in all di...

    10 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Hike the North Point Loop

    There is three different trailheads to access the North Point Loop.  I chose the trailhead that would give me the longest hike.  That would be the Butter Hill parking area on Route 9W north.  From the parking lot, start on the connector trail desi...

    6.5 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Kayak the Hudson River in Cold Spring

    North of New York City by 90 minutes lies the town of Cold Spring in the Hudson Valley. Cold Spring has a hometown quality with a Main Street, a firehouse, and art galleries of local artists. Despite its proximity to NYC, locals maintain a slower ...

  • Hike the Cornish/Brook/Notch/Washburn/Undercliff Loop

    This loop is a great option to avoid crowds on the west side of the Washburn trail.  Start at the same trailhead for the Washburn Trail.  The Cornish Trail is on the left and there is an obvious sign at the trail split a few feet from the parking ...

    8 miles 1500 ft gain

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    • Tomkins Cove, New York

      Bear Mountain Inn

      This 63-room Inn handles Wedding and Corporate events up to 250 people. The Full Services Restaurant serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and our Café and Store are open Daily. 

      From $109/night

    • Philipstown, New York

      Downing Wood

      This is the perfect campsite for getting out of the city and back to nature, for novices and expert campers alike! Fully equipped with a Casper mattress & pillows, with clean bed linens includ...

      From $165/night

    • Monroe, New York

      Blooming Hill Farm

      Campsite is located on a hilltop meadow in the back 25 acres of our farm. Great views and plenty of privacy, with our organic farm-to-table cafe and market just a short drive from the campsite. If...

      From $99/night

    • Goshen, New York

      Tranquil Farm

      High on top of a scenic field! Our campsite secluded but close to everything. Feel free to explore the property, pet the goats and sheep, and enjoy the mini donkey that roams the property.

      From $100/night

    • Walden, New York

      Country House Field With Pond

      Our camp is located behind an old country house. There is 90 acres of land that was once a farm and is now mostly overgrown. The surroundings are woods, tall grass, and meadows. There is a pond o...

      From $450/night

    • Hopewell Junction, New York

      Cooke’s Creek

      Cooke’s Creek has been called “the best camping adventure around” and we were recently featured in Hudson Valley Magazine for our “peace and solitude of the surroundings”. Our profits go to the “St...

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