Access Special Backpacker.com Features, Register Now!

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.

Rating

Shelters: None

To Trailhead

Start: From Tomkins Cove, NY, head north on US 9W for 4.8 miles and turn left on S. Entrance Rd. Go .7 miles and turn right on Seven Lakes Pkwy. In .4 miles turn left on Service Rd. Continue 282 ft. to trail crossing. End: From Oscawana Corners, NY, head NW on Sunset Hill Rd. for 1.2 miles and turn right on Canopus Hollow Rd. Go .1 miles and turn left on Canopus Hill Rd. In 1.4 miles turn left on Old Albany Post Rd. Go .5 miles to trail crossing.

Leave a Reply