Bear Mountain State Park is located on the west bank of the Hudson River in New York. Comprised of over 5,000 acres, the park contains 3 mountains: Bear Mountain, Dunderberg Mountain, and West Mountain. A 6-mile section of the Appalachian Trail is also located in the Bear Mountain State Park making it one of the most popular hiking destinations in New York State.
The area now known as Bear Mountain was of significant importance during the American Revolutionary War. Both the British and Colonial leadership considered control of the Hudson River to be of strategic importance towards winning the war and a number of important battles took place there.