Without a doubt, the most rugged trail in Westchester County is the Camp Smith Trail, which rewards a hiker with many panoramic views along its route.

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The blue-blazed Camp Smith Trail starts behind historic Bear Mountain Bridge toll house, 0.7 mile north of the entrance to Camp Smith on Bear Mountain Road, Route 6/202. At first, the trail parallels the road, climbing steadily. It drops steeply through a rock field and turns left before reaching a massive cliff. Staying within sight and sound of the road, it works its way gradually uphill,...

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April 27, 2014
Thanks for pointing out the confusion. I also added the GPS coordinates of the toll house starting place.
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Walt Daniels
April 27, 2014
My husband Tim and i hiked the Camp Smith Trail today, and it is just so gorgeous! We printed out these directions and brought them along.
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October 23, 2013
I hiked this trail from the bear mountain toll house to the last view from the top of Anthony's nose and then hiked back to the parking lot.
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