Hudson Valley, NY: NYC Chapter, Anthony’s Nose Caminito

Jul 20, 2024 10:00AM—3:30PM


Hudson Valley, NY, EDT

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The NYC chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino is offering a special hike on July 20 (rain date July 27). This will be different from our customary Caminitos. It is a strenuous hike to the top of Anthony’s Nose, situated in the rugged hills rising from the east bank of the Hudson River. This outing is for experienced hikers, and hiking boots and trekking poles are strongly recommended. The views from the top are spectacular. At the halfway point we will stop for lunch and a shell ceremony for first-time pilgrims. If you are planning a Camino in the 2nd half of 2024 and would like to participate in the shell ceremony, please let us know in advance. In any case, RSVPs are very much appreciated! Please email the NYC chapter co-coordinators so we know you’re coming.

Meeting Spot: Manitou Metro-North Station
Meeting Time: 10:05 am
Start of Caminito: 10:15 am

How to get there:
By train via Metro-North from Grand Central Terminal to the Manitou station

Depart GCT: 8:50AM
Arrive Manitou: 10:04AM
Fare: $ 30.50 roundtrip

What to bring: Day hike essentials: water (at least 2-3 liters), juice or your preferred hydration drinks, lunch & snacks (no option to buy during the hike), insect repellent, sun hat/sunblock, walking stick/trekking poles (highly recommended), sturdy hiking boots or shoes. Restrooms are NOT available along the route, so plan to use the facilities onboard Metro-North. If you plan to drive, there are a few options for parking: park at the Peekskill Metro-North station and take the northbound train departing at 9:56AM. Drivers may also try their luck parking on the shoulder of 9D near the east end of the Bear Mountain Bridge, meeting the group at 11AM (see Itinerary below).

All train riders, please listen for the announcement and follow the conductor’s instructions about disembarking at the Manitou station. Only one door opens to discharge passengers.


Manitou Metro-North Station to Appalachian National Scenic Trail Parking via Route 9D (~1.7 miles)
Drivers who plan to park here may meet the group at 11AM and start the hike at this point. Parking may be available on the shoulder of Route 9D. GPS address: Appalachian National Scenic Trail Parking Garrison, NY 10524
Appalachian National Scenic Trail to the peak of Anthony’s Nose (~ 2 miles)
Bear Mountain Bridge Overlook (halfway/lunch/shell ceremony stop)
Peak of Anthony’s Nose back to Manitou Metro North Train Station (~3.7 miles)
Metro-North departs Manitou to Grand Central Terminal at 3:29PM or 4:29PM

Please exercise caution during this hike, especially the first section along route 9D. Always stay hydrated and walk only on the designated path or trail.
Terrain: mix of rugged dirt, stone, boulders, and concrete/asphalt
Difficulty: Challenging to Strenuous. Elevation gain and loss of 800 feet.

Hike Leader: Ana Esteban. Ana is a peregrina who earned her compostela hiking the Camino Frances from O’Cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela.