Diamond Mountain Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bear Mountain, NY that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Left Tuxedo Station and took Ramapo Dunderberg trail to Tuxedo Mt Ivy trail which I took East. Turned South onto Seven Lakes trail which crosses the top of Diamond Mtn. Headed down unnamed Yellow trail to Pine Meadow trail and camped at Pine Meadow Lake. Went back up to top of Diamond Mtn the next day and continued South on Seven Lakes trail until ir split with HTS trail which I took SW to top of Halfway Mountain. Great ridge top hiking and views from top of Diamond Mtn. Can see Manhattan from HTS on top of Diamond before it drops into woods.
Great hike today - the views of Stony Brook covered in snow along the trail and Pine Meadow Lake from the top was very nice. The hike was 7.5 miles is total and took a little less than 5hrs. Of course my missing Seven Hills - Hillburn-Torne-Sebago turn off added 1.1 miles and 45 minutes. The trail had a well packed snow base and easy going, but if you stepped off the packed trail, you might fall up to your knees in the snow.