Appalachian Trail: Palisades Parkway to Bear Mountain

The payoff on this 6.4-mile hike is the big views on Bear Mountain, stretching from the Hudson Highlands to New York City's skyline.
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The payoff on this 6.4-mile hike is the big views on Bear Mountain, stretching from the Hudson Highlands to New York City's skyline.

Shelters: West Mountain Shelter, sleeps 8.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.5

Waypoints

WPT027

Location: 41.2869148254394, -74.0151519775391

Timp Torne Trail to West Mountain Shelter. Jct. has excellent views from rocky outcrops into the valley

ZZZ022

Location: 41.2825164794922, -74.029167175293

Practice your Frogger skills crossing Palisades Parkway stopping to reflect on your life in the often humorous register located midway

WPT003

Location: 41.3111953735352, -74.012565612793

AT turns W onto paved Perkins Memorial Dr., watch for faded blaze on the E indicating the turn onto trail uphill

WPT025

Location: 41.2824172973633, -74.0092468261719

West Mountain Shelter. Views of the Hudson from the shelter.

WPT023

Location: 41.2825012207031, -74.0247650146484

Water; Bottom Brook

WPT029

Location: 41.3039512634277, -74.0133666992188

Seven Lakes Drive

WPT031

Location: 41.3115844726562, -73.9925689697266

Old Ski Jump

WPT030

Location: 41.311450958252, -74.0068130493164

Perkins Tower rises from the summit of Bear Mtn. Regain AT by walking to the E of the tower on a rocky section. Water

ZZZ031

Location: 41.3136711120606, -73.9903945922852

Turn R to access parking lots

WPT026

Location: 41.2883834838867, -74.0154800415039

View of Bear Mtn. and Anthonys Nose

DSCF5889

Location: 41.2824592590332, -74.0286254882812

DSCF5891

Location: 41.2862701416016, -74.0151977539062

DSCF5901

Location: 41.2869148254394, -74.0151443481445

DSCF5902

Location: 41.2869148254394, -74.0151443481445

DSCF5915

Location: 41.2824172973633, -74.0092468261719

DSCF5938

Location: 41.2880592346191, -74.0154190063476

DSCF5943

Location: 41.3115844726562, -74.0072784423828