Includes all peaks whose summits lie on (or very near) the 88 miles of Appalachian Trail in New York. Highlights include peaks in the gentle woods of Harriman State Park and the Hudson Highlands.


Highest peak

Fingerboard Mountain

1,380 ft / 420 m

Most prominent peak

Bear Mountain

700 ft / 213 m

Most summited peak

Bear Mountain

56 summits

Most difficult peak

no info yet

Difficulty breakdown

no info yet

Top climbing months

July   17%

September  13%

June   12%

"Getting North Beacon and Bear mtns for the month of December. What started off as a sunny blue sky day has now turned into more overcast. Trails much more drier on Bear compared to the sloppiness on North Beacon. Despite the cloudending of the sky the view down the Hudson River was still decent. A number of cyclists were taking advantage of the nice weather and Perkins drive being snow free so getting in more hill climbs to the summit of Bear mtn." - Bear Mountain, Nimblefoot, Dec 1, 2018
"Hitting two peaks on the Hudson Highland peak challenge. An afternoon hike of Black and Fingerboard mtns in Harriman SP. Past a number of trailheads overcrowded with cars on my way over to Silvermine Lake picnic area. Fortunately there was room to park to do the short hike via a woods road and AT. Got the great view down to the NYC skyline then on my return I slipped off a log, crossing the lake outlet, so my right trailrunner went snorkeling in the surprisingly warm water." - Black Mountain, Nimblefoot, Nov 11, 2018
"Visiting two small peaks in Harriman SP, on the Hudson Highlands peak challenge, Black and Fingerboard mtns. After parking next to Tiorati circle I did the short and flat hike out to the nondescript summit of Fingerboard. I passed a young family in street clothes out for a stroll in the sunny weather then got caught by two trail runners clad in shorts and t-shirts doing the R-D trail." - Fingerboard Mountain, Nimblefoot, Nov 11, 2018
"Enjoying a wonderful Fall day in Harriman and Bear Mountain state parks. Sunny blue sky with a good breeze especially up higher. On my loop of Dunderberg, Bald, The Timp and West Mountain I encountered quite a few other hikers who were also playing hokey to start their weekend off early. At the shelter on West mtn. I encountered a guy and his friendly dog taking a break. We commented on the great view down to the NYC skyline, where he normally works." - West Mountain, Nimblefoot, Oct 12, 2018
"Quick stroll out to Fingerboard mountain from Tiorati Circle to complete round #7 of the Hudson Highlands Peak Challenge. Cloudy day with minimal sunshine and feeling more like Fall." - Fingerboard Mountain, Nimblefoot, Sep 24, 2018