Anthony’s Nose Ascent

Peekskill, New York 10566

Anthony’s Nose Ascent

Anthony’s Nose Ascent Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"It’s not all uphill at Anthony’s Nose—it only feels that way for much of the hike. The payoff for this strenuous out-and-back’s double ascent is an extended passage through an eyefetching series of granite uplift and dramatic outcroppings, as well as one of the most striking vantage points along the entire Hudson River.

The first part of this hike follows yellow blazes along the dirt road by the kiosk. It is usually possible to drive a mile farther to a different parking lot, one that is closer to
Deer Park Pond, but we suggest you walk this stretch. It is attractively overgrown by cedar, maple, flowering dogwood, oak, apple, and tulip trees, with a lowland swamp below the
road’s right shoulder."

Anthony’s Nose Ascent Trip Reports

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4/24/2018
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5/23/2010
Gorgeous place--nice wildlife with scenic areas. Hike is easy enough that a six year old can do it with no trouble. Please wear long clothes and bug repellant though the grassy/deer pond area had lots of ticks and a few hitched a ride home with me.
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4/28/2008
I spent a couple of hours hiking here during the week. Didn't see anyone else on the trail. It's a very nice, moderate hike, although I did not do the whole route as I was running out of time. There's a lot of varied scenery: Swampy areas, big boulders, flat forest with large trees and small streams. Quite a lot of birds, squirrels and a (I believe) Northern Water Snake in the pond at the beginning of the trail. On the weekends this is a very popular mountain biking spot and there's usually quite a few cars in the lot. I don't know, but it's likely to be far less peaceful with bikers passing you by on the trail. I might keep an eye out for that. Also, the parking lot area has a good amount of flat grass which is really nice to picnic on. Despite the amount of cars on the weekend, the bikers pretty much come in and disappear, if you're picnicking. Great place!
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5/7/2006
Not challenging, but perfect for nature lovers looking to get away for a few hours. Definitely head toward the lake for some great scenery.
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Trail Information

Peekskill
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.2
Distance
2,358 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
At Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House and at trailhead kiosk; USGS Peekskill
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