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

rate experience
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
January 17, 2012
0
Appreciate the reply!
All very good points, Daniel.  It could definitely have been the presence of increased ice and the winter temperatures which were influencing my feelings out there on the trail.  All I can do is keep working out and hiking as often as possible so that eventually I will come on here and dispute a "strenuous" hike to suggest you rate it "easy!"
Purple Octopus
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