Hiking

Anthony’s Nose: The Appalachian Trail Route


On this weekend’s hike, my boyfriend and I took the Appalachian Trail route up to Anthony’s Nose, a point that supposedly overlooks the Bear Mountain bridge (though we, unfortunately, couldn’t find the overlook with the perfect view of it that I keep seeing on Google, so if you know where that is…help a girl out).

So let me start out with a warning: this trail is a steep mother. It isn’t the worst I’ve seen, as most of the steep inclines have stone steps to balance yourself on. But along with these steps are slippery patches of dirt and overgrown tree roots. It’s easy to trip, and the way down can be a bit daunting if you’re as clumsy as I am. It’s 100% worth it for the workout you get going up, though.

As you near the top of the mountain, the narrow trail becomes much more open. So once you get the hard part over with, you get to go on a pretty nature walk. The views are average, even from the overlooks at the top. There is a lot of space, though, if you’re interested spending some time up there (bring all the snacks). There are definitely equally as difficult mountains with more to look at, but it was still a fun experience. Plus, now I can tell people I’ve climbed something called “Anthony’s Nose.” It’s all about the stories.

Have you guys hiked this area before? I’d love to hear your experiences! I’m also looking for any recommendations for trails nearby. Bonus points for cemeteries, fire towers, and badass overlooks.