dogs on leash
Harriman State Park, located in Rockland and Orange counties, is the second-largest park in the parks system, with 31 lakes and reservoirs, 200 miles of hiking trails, three beaches, two public camping areas, a network of group camps, miles of streams and scenic roads, and scores of wildlife species, vistas and vantage points. Harriman State Park's major facilities include Lakes Welch, Sebago, Tiorati and Silvermine, the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Sebago Cabins and Beaver Pond Campgrounds. *Boat launch sites require a boat permit. Please contact the park for further details.
The trail is very easy to access, and fairly well marked. The river, small waterfalls and the views from the top of the trail offered some great photo ops. While most of the trail is dog friendly, there are one or two spots that were very difficult for our dogs to navigate, due to the steepness, rocks and height of the drops. Great trail, really close to NYC, but we definitely wouldn't have brought the dogs if we had hiked it first.
I did a few miles of the trail, parked on Queensboro rd and took the white trail to the yellow trail that lead up to pingpy mountain. I had to turn around when I got to the top because it had rained the night before and between the damp ground and the wet leaves it was extremely dangerous. I will definitely come back in the spring to do it again.
This hike was challenging from the beginning with a steep uphill climb from Elk Pen. I would recommend a pair of good hiking shoes because the trail is very rocky throughout (and poles/walking stick make a difference too). Sadly, we had to turn back around after walking half way down the white bear trail because we were losing daylight. Next time we will definitely plan to be out on the trail early and pack a lunch to relax for an hour. Overall, it was a great hike and we loved the challenge- definitely will be back next season to complete the entire loop!
Very narrow trail with at least the first 20 minutes wedged in between the highway on one side and a militarily shooting range on the other (we didn't hear any guns). But not really my idea of a quiet walk out in nature. The hike might get better but we turned back after 20 minutes.
there's a small high way on 9w that has a sign for the long path, from there its only about a mile to the summit following the long path . you can then continue onto the long path and descend down from the lookout. Turn left right before the Brook which takes you on an unmarked road which take you back to the beginning . I'd suggest turning back around at the lookout and retracing your steps back to the parking lot as the rest of the hike doesn't offer much . The veiw from the top is really nice , definitely a hidden gem amongst many much more popular hikes .
It's a nice little loop that offers some pretty good vantage points , we took the white trail to the blue trail and found some pretty cool cliffs with some nice veiws up there. Probably more of a fall hike than anything else, the foliage is really what makes it beautiful
Calogero Z. on Silvermine Lake to Black Mountain T...
Nice moderate hiking trail