30 Minutes North of New York City, lies the quick but enjoyable hiking in and out trail known as Anthony’s Nose. It offers similarly spectacular views to that of Breakneck Ridge and Mount Taurus; In fact it offers a more sweeping view of the Hudson Valley and directly overlooks the scenic Bear Mountain bridge. It offers a moderate and enjoyable hike to its peak. A great hike for children, newer hikers or anyone looking for a spectacular view.
Location: South of Cold Spring, NY
GPS Trail Head Coordinates: 41.32283 -73.97407
Duration: 90 minutes at moderate pace
Elevation gain: approx 700 ft.
Season (video): Summer
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Views: Hudson River, Hudson Valley, Bear Mountain Bridge, distant New York City Skyline (on clear days).
State Park: Hudson Highlands State Park
Access: Bear mountain-Beacon Hwy. Park on the East side of the Bear Mountain Bridge. Walk a few minutes North, trail will be clearly marked on your right hand side by large sign.
Recommended Supplies: Compass & bottle of water
Safety Direction (if lost): East
Trail Directions: From the road you start on the white trail (Appalachian Trail AT). When you get near the top the white blased AT Trail will go left and the Blue Trail will go to the right. Take the Blue Trail. After another 10-15 minutes you’ll reach a T intersection. Go right 1 minute and you’ll reach Anthony’s Nose.