Appalachian Trail: Bear Mountain to Old Albany Post Road

Drop to the lowest elevation point on the AT, cross the Hudson on what was once the world's longest suspension bridge, then claim views of a glacier-scoured valley on this 9.2-mile section hike.
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Drop to the lowest elevation point on the AT, cross the Hudson on what was once the world's longest suspension bridge, then claim views of a glacier-scoured valley on this 9.2-mile section hike.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 14.9

Waypoints

WPT002

Location: 41.3551292419434, -73.9304122924805

Carraige Connector Trail and AT; stay R

Osborn Loop

Location: 41.3414039611816, -73.9406280517578

Osborn Loop

WPT037

Location: 41.3238334655762, -73.9687805175781

Trail to Anthonys Nose; Trail to Camp Smith

WPT032

Location: 41.3145332336426, -73.989616394043

Concessions (hot dogs, ice cream, pizza, burgers)

WPT044

Location: 41.352367401123, -73.9198837280274

AT crosses Franconia Way. Continue straight. Optional: Turn E onto Franciscan Way, following signs and blue blaze to Greymoor Spiritual Life Center for camping, shower and water (.8 mi. roundtrip)

WPT010

Location: 41.353889465332, -73.9365539550781

Osborn Loop; stay R

WPT041

Location: 41.3500671386719, -73.9236831665039

Old High Trail

WPT035

Location: 41.3178482055664, -73.9888534545898

The lowest point on the AT is located in front of the Bears Den in the Trailside Zoo, where you may see a mother bear and her two cubs

WPT034

Location: 41.316234588623, -73.9899368286133

Restrooms with water fountain, soda machines and ice cream. Jct. with US 9W to Fort Montgomery. Head N on road. Optional: If you want to check out the Trailside Zoo, go under road and turn R

WPT001

Location: 41.3198318481445, -73.9794082641602

AT crosses US 6/US 202 in a gap in the railing then turns W along NY 9D before heading E toward the hill

ZZZ031

Location: 41.3136291503906, -73.990348815918

Turn R to access parking lots

WPT038

Location: 41.3292007446289, -73.9530181884766

Manitou Rd. (S. Mtn. Pass)

ZZZ045

Location: 41.3789329528809, -73.8962020874024

Old Albany Post Rd./Chapman Rd.

WPT036

Location: 41.3199653625488, -73.9878463745117

Cross Bear Mountain Bridge

WPT039

Location: 41.3384170532227, -73.9455642700195

Manitou Trail

WPT040

Location: 41.3506164550781, -73.9258804321289

Cross US 9/ NY 403

DSCF5980

Location: 41.3178482055664, -73.9888458251953

DSCF5986

Location: 41.3199653625488, -73.9878463745117

DSCF5987

Location: 41.3199653625488, -73.9878463745117

DSCF5995

Location: 41.3198318481445, -73.9794006347656

DSCF5997

Location: 41.3508682250977, -73.9265747070312

DSCF5959

Location: 41.3141098022461, -73.9898834228516

DSCF5960

Location: 41.3166656494141, -73.9886474609375

DSCF5968

Location: 41.3178482055664, -73.9888458251953

DSCF5976

Location: 41.3178482055664, -73.9888458251953