Anthony's Nose Trail

#2 of 9 trails in Bear Mountain State Park
Anthony's Nose Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cortlandt, NY that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from March until November.

7.7 miles 2339 feet Out & Back
kid friendly hiking walking views scramble
Hide Map

From NYC take the palisades interstate parkway north for approximately 40 miles until its end at the Bear Mountain Bridge. Take a left at the end of the bridge. Approximately .2 miles down the road is a small turn off on the side of the road with enough space for 3 cars.

sandy g.
3 days ago


Qui Qui Balascio
8 days ago

10 Completed4 Reviews

We did part of the white trail - about 3 miles round trip. Beautiful scenery. Tough incline - great hike. Will have to check out the full 7 miles next time.

Steven Estremera
27 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

tough but fun trail running, used for training for my upcoming North Face Challenge 50k

Lissette V.
1 month ago

Moderate hike, difficult for those who are new to hiking. Park along the roadway, follow the white markings up to the top....wear good shoes, lots of rocks to climb....once the ground flattens go right and follow blue markers to the overlook.

Dan T
1 month ago

6 Completed2 Reviews

Good hike, lots of steep sections. Starting to become very crowded though, especially on the weekends. Trailheads are always packed.

Jaimie Lorenzut
1 month ago

4 Completed2 Reviews

Great view from the top!!

Loring S.
1 month ago

The Hudson Valley is an incredible place, you have to visit here. We had four young kids with us and they all did great.. Awesome view of the valley. Check out my full write up which includes directions and things to look out for.

Jeffrey J.
1 month ago

Short, but has beautiful views up and down the river. This hike is our traditional "Black Friday" family outing (day after thksgvng). There is a small parking turnout on the south end, but if you start from the north, you must park along the somewhat busy road with a narrow shoulder. If parking is really bad, you can leave the car in the Bear mountain state park parking lot (on the other side of the river) and walk across the bridge.

Rita W
2 months ago

6 Completed6 Reviews

Chilly start but the climb warmed us right up! Great views!

Nicolette Lolis
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Marco Mario
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome for beginners, little steep at first. But push through, the top is well worth the excersise!

Derek Amengual
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

though but quick, totally worth the views

Manolo Roman
2 months ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Loved it amazing

China Chung
3 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Andrea z
4 months ago

10 Completed2 Reviews

Bea C.
5 months ago

Even though is a short hike, It offers beautiful views going up, if you ascend from the west part of the mountain, which is a trail that is not in the maps but starts right at the bridge, and then go down on the AT.

Lada B.
5 months ago

The trail is nice but it's too short and easy, I would not call it moderate. The first section that is described as "steep" is only about 20-25 min, and even that part has varied gradient with two very short and somewhat steep sections in it. I wandered around the area to make the trip worthwhile, otherwise it's about 1 h 15 min in and out hike max, so difficult to justify and 1-h drive for me from CT.

Anthony Casanova
5 months ago

9 Completed10 Reviews

This hike is definitely a hike to recon with, it has its challenging ascents and descents with the naturally made rock steps and the intertwining trail that goes through the heavy brush and wooded area. I actually believe that the descents requires more skill than the ascents for its precarious rocks and unstable footing. the challenge is also in the length of the trail that gives you some even plateaus for a small distance to only arrive to another crescendo of another ascent. The view is breathtaking and a lot to take in. Best of wishes to anyone who takes this challenge, it will be met with intrepidness.

Brooke Ferris
6 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Will Suarez
6 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

It was awesome. Definitely a challenge for us 1st timers but definitely doable and well with the view!