Anthony's Nose

Cortland, New York 13045

Anthony's Nose

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A fairly steep ascent climbs to an easy woods road leading to Engagement Rock, where you look straight down on the Hudson River and Bear Mountain Bridge."

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail Mid-Atlantic (Menasha Ridge Press)
Matt Willen
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"As part of a day trip from New York City, this short hike will provide one of the best views that can be had of the Hudson River and the surrounding countryside. Located at the eastern edge of the Bear Mountain Bridge over the Hudson River, Anthonys Nose is the large promontory that defines the horizon looking east from Bear Mountain State Park. Th is deservedly popular hike, suitable for families and kids with a bit of stamina, offers views of the Hudson River Valley to both the north and south that are rivaled by few locations in the region. Getting to the top takes a bit of effort, especially for the first 0.5 mile, but the views attained there are worth every step." Read more
Hiking New York's Lower Hudson Valley (Falcon Guides)
Randi Minetor
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"A short, steep climb to one of the finest views in the Hudson Valley.At the northernmost part of Westchester County, facing Bear Mountain across the river like a towering, bright green bookend, Anthony’s Nose stands as one of the most imposing landmarks in the Hudson Valley, issuing a silent challenge to every hiker who treads the region’s trails. Its easy accessibility from three trailheads along NY 9D makes it one of the area’s most popular hikes, with parties of eager scenery seekers making their way up the clearly marked trail in any season." Read more
Best of the Appalachian Trail Day Hikes (Menasha Ridge Press)
Leonard M. Adkins & Victoria and Frank Logue
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"Without a doubt, Anthony’s Nose has one of the most inspiring and spectacular views in this part of New York. The rocky formation, composed of erosion- resistant granite and gneiss, sits 900 feet above the Hudson River and looks directly down onto the Bear Mountain Bridge. In a sweeping south–north vista, your gaze can take in Iona Island jutting out into the river, Bear Mountain rising high from the opposite bank with Hessian Lake in front of it, and the houses and roadways of Fort Montgomery. On clear days, you can see the skyline of New York City, about 50 miles south. Because of its position, Anthony’s Nose has been an important military site since before the Revolutionary War. In fact, the A.T. used to pass over it until it was closed to hikers in World War II. It wasn’t until 1993 that the state once again opened it to the public." Read more

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3/3/2013
Icy conditions and difficult for children. But t is an excellent trail and amazing workout. Just be careful slippery and wet or icy conditions especially if you have children with you. It is much easier to tae palisades pkwy towards bear mountain park. Pass the bridge and follow 9d. At the first turnaround park and you can find the entrance of the trail right where the turnaround ends. The pond was frozen but what a beautiful scenery. Highly recommended.
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8/25/2012
We entered the trail on the side of a side and followed markings on the trees (white paint) After about 45-50 Minutes of fairly steep climbs, we reached the beginning of light blue markings, passing a pond and the highest point (not sure if this is engagement rock?) Dark blue paint and trail markers led us to Anthony's Nose. Retrace the steps back to return . On the descent, be sure to have a walking stick especially if you have difficulty descending. Had a great hike, great workout, and would absolutley do it again! (I bet the views are better when the leaves arent in the way)
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3/12/2012
Awesome. I always wanted to get up there. The first 3rd of the hike is straight up with a few breaks. Only 2 miles but what a work out. Can't wait to do it again.
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7/13/2009
900 foot trail with great view of the Hudson as well as the mountain range.
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8/17/2008
Although much more challenging than the standard AT route up the side of the mountain, the true adventure lies on the front, where it is a steep, scrambling ascent with some of the most amazing views of the Hudson on the way up. This route is marked blue and is accessed behind the small building where the bridge is anchored.
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8/6/2008
Pretty easy hike, all the elevation is on the AT in the beginning. Great views.
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9/30/2007
A group of six hiked from the A/T up to Anthony's Nose and back to the Toll House via Camp Smith Trail on 9/30. Spectacular views at every overlook. Could see all the way to the Tappan Zee Bridge without binoculars. Beatiful views, spectacular day. THe Camp Smith trail coud use better marking in the southbound direction
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Trail Information

Cortland
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4
Distance
700 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hiking
Additional Use
Views
Features
USGS Peekskill
Local Maps

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Dec 2018