A.T. - Bear Mountain Bridge to Graymoor Friary - Member Hike

Hike Name: A.T. - Bear Mountain Bridge to Graymoor Friary
Country: United States
State: New York
Nearby Town: Peekskill
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: The park is 45 miles north of New York City. Accessible from the Palisades Interstate Parkway or I-87. Bear Mountain State Park is at the intersection of the Palisades Parkway and Route 9W. Rail commuters can take Metro-North to the Peekskill or Garrison stations and take a taxi across the river to the park. A taxi runs up to $25 one way.
Total Hike Distance: 7.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: Bear Mountain Bridge
Hike Ends: Graymoor Friary
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Springs
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Bear Mountain State Park
Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Bear Mountain, NY 10911
Phone: (845) 786-2701
Best Season: Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This section is a short day hike between the Bear Mountain Bridge and the Graymoor Friary near the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The Friary opened its doors for over twenty years to long distance hikers, and I stayed with them during my thru-hike in 1994. Graymoor had a dorm style room, hot showers, and an AYCE breakfast and lunch available for a donation to the Friary. It was one of the best stays I had on the Appalachian Trail in the Mid-Atlantic States.



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