West Mountain (Timp-Torne/A.T. and Beechy Bottom Road)...

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

West-facing view from West Mountain - Photo by Daniel Chazin West-facing view from West Mountain - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs to the ridge of West Mountain, passing several expansive viewpoints over the Hudson River and the surrounding hills.

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From the parking area, walk back along the entrance road until you reach a gravel road on the right blocked off with a gate. Turn right and follow this road, marked with the white blazes of the Anthony Wayne Trail. Bear right at the next fork and continue uphill, proceeding ahead across a four-way intersection.

When you reach a T-intersection, turn left. Then, in 25 feet, you'll notice...

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Trip Reports

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July 30, 2017
4
Good HIke
Good Hike, some great views. My GPS had it marked at almost exactly 5 miles, and it took as just over 2 1/2 hours. The first 3.5 miles were a nice challenge, until we hit Beachy Bottom Road, which is just a mile and a half stroll. A little disappointed with this ending the hike. There were definitely sections that I would consider "strenuous" more than "moderate to strenuous". We generally take our 80 pound dog on hikes, but didn't today, and am glad we didn't. There were a few spots that would have been tough for him, particularly a couple of the scramble downs on the Ramapo-Dunderbger trail. The portions that this hike covers of the Anthony Wayne Trail, Fawn Trail, Timp-Torne Trail and of course A-T trail are all very well marked. The Suffern-Bear Mountain trail and Ramapo-Dunderbger trails are a little less marked and very overgrown in parts. Was easy enough to follow, but would have preferred to have pants on to walk through this section. Anyone know what the hike length would have been if we stayed south on the A-T when it left the Timp-Torne and stayed on it until heading back on Beachy Bottom Road?
BSG0102
January 19, 2017
5
Great views and easy trails
Did this hike today. Views were spectacular. Can see NYC from yellow-red trail junction outlook. Noise from nearby highway was minimal.
bromli
September 07, 2016
0
west mt hike
absolutely--i think when you do any hike in winter and there is ice one would bring trekking poles and traction aids like microspikes ... i do that hike all the time, its a great hike but one must use common sense and respect conditions
banjolady
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