Hiking & Trails

Bear Mountain State Park
Harriman State Park
Sterling Forest State Park
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve

Trail Information

Bear Mountain State Park

Take advantage of the many miles of hiking trails throughout Bear Mountain State Park.
Bear Mountain Trail Map
Bear Mountain Suggested Hikes
New York New Jersey Trail Conference Maps available for purchase at the Bear Mountain State Park Office, Bear Mountain Inn Gift Store, Fort Montgomery State Historic Site Gift Store, or online.
Bear Mountain Hiking Map
Suggested Hikes
Harriman State Park west of Bear Mountain State Park
Map Harriman State Park trails, parking, and shelters
Sterling Forest State Park west of Harriman State Park
Map Sterling Forest State Park
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve east of Bear Mountain State Park (east side of Hudson River)
Map Hudson Highland State Park South trails and parking (includes AT & Anthony’s Nose trails)
Map Hudson Highland State Park North trails and parking

Hiker Safety and Trail Etiquette

  1. Take a Map and trail instructions.
  2. Take Water and Food.
  3. Wear Walking Shoes and appropriate clothing. Be prepared for heat or cold and rain. Do not hike in electrical storms or snow/ice storms.
  4. Allow Time to do your hike. Be back before nightfall.
  5. Leave No Trace. Carry out what you take in. Take out all food and trash. Litter is ugly and polluting. It attracts wildlife and isn’t healthy for them.
  6. Never Feed Wildlife. This is for your safety, the safety of other people, and the safety of wildlife.
  7. Leave rocks, vegetation, and artifacts where you find them for others to enjoy.
  8. Stay on Trails. Do not make short cuts or go around wet areas. Staying on trails protects plants, wildlife, and trails.
  9. Hiker right of way—hikers coming up the trail have the right of way. Hikers descending should step aside to allow the hikers climbing up to pass.
  10. Make Yourself Known—greet other hikers with a friendly “hello” especially when coming up behind them.
Do not pick or destroy the wildflowers