Black Mountain Loop from Anthony Wayne Recreation Area

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

View from Black Mountain - Black Mountain Loop from Anthony Wayne Recreation Area - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo by Daniel Chazin View from Black Mountain - Black Mountain Loop from Anthony Wayne Recreation Area - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo by Daniel Chazin Hikers at Claudius Smith Rock - Photo by Daniel Chazin Hikers at Claudius Smith Rock - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs to the ridge of Black Mountain, with views over the Hudson River and the surrounding hills, and returns via lesser-used trails.

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The first part of the hike includes climbs totaling over 800 vertical feet over Black and Letterrock Mountains, but the remainder of the hike follows relatively level, little used trails.

From the kiosk at the southeast corner of the parking area, proceed south on the Horn Hill Loop Mountain Bike Trail, with blue-on-white diamond blazes. This pleasant, level trail (little used by...

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October 19, 2015
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Great Fall Foliage Hike!
DId this trail yesteday and the comments about finding the trail when crossing the Palisades are outdated. It was easy to find the trails after both crossings. The trail is well marked and absolutely stunning for leaf peeping.    It did get a little tricky at the end following the bike path back into the south parkign lot at Anthony Wayne. We misssed a turn somehwere and overshot the south parking lot and ended up in just north of the north entrance to the lot. But I think it was our fault for not following the instructions well at the end.   
stephanienola
September 29, 2013
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Many 1779 Markers completely faded.
I agree with some of the people about the Palisades crossing.  It seems as if someone stole a Red Cross marker and hung it on a high tree branch well before the actual entrance. After a minute of walking around and not seeing any other Red Cross markers I knew it was wrong and walked north to find the actual entrance. 1779 markers should probably be replaced inside the Bike Trail area. NYC was visible that day and the views are excellent from the top of Black Mountain :) Silvermine Lake looked pretty awesome from the viewpoint! This is a great hike and I'll surely do it again sometime.
Sully
August 05, 2013
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Great hike
We did this hike in summer of 2012. Like a few other commenters, we had a little trouble finding the entrance to the trail after crossing the the northbound Palisades Parkway. Would be great to have a sign there or some other more obvious marker.
Manning Krull
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