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Anthony's Nose to Bear Mountain Bridge

  4.8 ( 5 ) Favorite


6.0 mile 9.6 kilometer out and back


Ascent: 1,446' 441 m
Descent: -1,446' -441 m
High: 897' 274 m
Low: 71' 22 m


Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)


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Trail shared by Robert Hanson II

A nice hike leading up to an awesome view and then continuing down to the bridge below and back.

Robert Hanson II

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife


This route starts at the Anthony's Nose trailhead with a small parking area nearby. The trails go past a few overlooks on the way to the Anthony's Nose Overlook. You'll know you are at Anthony's Nose when you see an American Flag.

This trail then joins the Appalachian Trail down to the Bear Mountain Bridge, which is the only point along the AT that the trail crosses tidal water. There is a walkway separated from the roadway to cross the bridge on foot.

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There are several areas that are posted and restricted along this hike, so keep an eye on trail markers.


This is an out-and-back hike that includes several overlooks on the way up to the Anthony's Nose peak. You'll know you are at the main overlook when you see the American Flag!

We then headed down to cross the Bear Mountain Bridge that can be seen from every overlook on this journey. The Bear Mountain Bridge is the only portion of the Appalachian Trail that crosses a tidal waterway. There is a great view back up at Anthony's Nose peak, making the descent to the bridge, and the return trip well worthwhile.

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Jul 15, 2019
JulieAnn Dean-Power
Jun 29, 2019
Leeann Pollard
May 26, 2019
Amy Smitherman
May 25, 2019
Joseph Bender
Great hike with my girlfriend. Good workout on the way up, and beautiful view waiting for us. Yay summer! 2mi — 1h 14m
May 6, 2019
JulieAnn Dean-Power
Mar 30, 2019
Karen Car
Jan 22, 2019
Bile Hendensen
Nov 3, 2018
Stephen Chuang

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View from Anthony's Nose,  across the Hudson looking at Bear Mountain.
Oct 5, 2018 near Fort Mo…, NY
The view from Anthony's Nose to the Bear Mountain Bridge below
Dec 6, 2016 near Fort Mo…, NY
The trail is steep and rocky
Sep 9, 2018 near Fort Mo…, NY
View from Bear Mountain Bridge to Anthony's Nose
Dec 6, 2016 near Fort Mo…, NY
Trail starts here... is steep!
Sep 9, 2018 near Fort Mo…, NY
An odd marking at a switchback where all the markers can be seen on a skinny tree
Dec 6, 2016 near Fort Mo…, NY


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