Bear Mountain Loop

Loop • 9.7 mi • 1100 ft

A demanding all-day or overnight loop rolls through steep wooded terrain, topping Bear and West Mountains, offering views of the lower Hudson River area. Special Attractions: vistas, Perkins Tower, lean-to, historic area, Mountain laurel and dogwood blooms, fall foliage. Fee parking.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Highland Falls
Length: 9.7 total miles
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Trail Type: Loop
Skill Level: Strenuous
Season: Spring through Fall
Top Elevation: 1,305 feet
Local Contacts: New York State Parks, Palisades Region
Local Maps: State Park flier, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference map, East Hudson trails, Harriman Park-North Half
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Pretty intense workout on the way up... easy down hill.. pretty good hike, not too strenuous


I had a chance to enjoy this hike during summer. The 5 story tower at the top was neat but extremely crowded and noisy. The stone steps were nice and added a nice touch to the hike If your interested in seeing a video of my winter hiking experience on Bear Mountain be sure to check out my website for it as well as photos and trail info.

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