Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Bear Mountain Appalachian Trail Downhill

Bear Mountain State Park
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Appalachian Trail: White blaze

Total Time: 0:25 hour
Estimated Distance: 1.2 Miles

Pros: Great hike down and scenic
Cons: Very busy on bottom
Level of Difficulty: Difficult

Hiking Partners:
Rayzi Friedman
Joseph Friedman

I often make a trip to Bear Mountain on one of the Wednesday's in August when the park hosts the vintage car show, where car hobbyists come to Bear Mountain to display their cars.

My wife dropped us off on Perkins Memorial Drive past the tower where the road bends. We bushwacked down this steep part to the end of the Perkins Memorial Drive where it is a dead end, and cut across a shortcut switchback prior to the cul-de-sac to the Appalachian Trail. We ran down the Appalachian Trail which is mostly steps at this point, and ended up at the field at the car show. Pictures are taken with my cell phone camera.

Map of the Route

View From the Start of the Hike, Facing Southwest

View from our Start, Facing South Towards West Mountain

View While Descending near the Top, of Hudson River

Me at the View Along the AT Trail

At the AT View

Bear Mountain Bridge Across the Hudson River, and Hessian Lake

Bear Mountain Car Show

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