Bear Mountain Loop Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 5th most popular XC Ski in New York.

North of NYC near Bear Mountain, the 5,000 acre Bear Mountain State Park is in the rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The best cross country skiing in the park is the 4 mile loop to the top of Bear Mountain (1,300) along an original stretch of the Appalachian Trail.

The Bear Mountain State Park is located about 45 miles north of NYC off the Palisades Parkway or US87.

Overall, Bear Mountain Loop Trail is the 5th most popular cross country ski area of all 61 Nordic ski destinations in New York.

Bear Mountain Loop Trail Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  BMSP (845) 786-2701; New York Trails Conference (212) 685-9699; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  State Park Campground

Luxury Loding:  Harriman State Park Cabins; Bear Mountain Inn

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/3/2016

ID:  14257

Bear Mountain Loop Trail Cross Country Skiing Map


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