Lemon Squeezer is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tuxedo, 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 year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Left one car at the Elk Pen at Arden Valley Road and one car at Tiorati Circle
Awesome trail and the views from the top are incredible.
Long day, but worth it. Great views. I am a beginner so it's the longest one I have done but loved it. Highly recommend.
Wasn't ready for all the rock climbing--"hike for your mother's birthday" is how my parents framed this to me--but it was a really cool experience! Not sure if I'd take a dog on the rock climb though. There are 90* fully vertical ascents that it would be hard to hold a leash during.
Took the AT from Elk Pen to the lemon squeezer loop, then back again. Nice trail, there is a rocky pass with an "easy way" around but if you like bouldering (I do) the "hard way" is a fun little climb. I did this trail with some people who had tricky knees, and there are some steep and long downhill sections that gave them both trouble.
Fun hike. Kids love it. Sucks with backpack on!
Great day hike, don't expect spectacular views, which is disappointing after all the climbing. None the less, this is s very pretty enjoyable hike.
Pay close attention to the blazes and trail intersections, otherwise very easy to get on the wrong trail.
We took the red trail to the white trail. It was nearly 5.5 miles. Rained hard last night so it eas muddy in spots. Very buggy and lots of high grasses. Trails are well marked Not very scenic.
Nice climb and walk.
Extended a bit to turn this nice day hike into an easy overnighter. Not the most scenic views, but nice mixed terrain with a few neat bouldering projects, an abandoned mine, and the serene Island Pond.
Did it with 6 kids and 6 adults. Great hike. I'd recommend it for anyone over 8 years old. The start from the parking lot was easy across a big field into the woods... the vertical gain immediately thereafter had us all breathing hard & working up a sweat. After that, there were only moderate ups & downs... it was nice. The initial part was tough... got us warmed up... the rest was easy. TAKE A MAP. There are lots of intersecting trails... the NY/NJ Trail Conference does an awesome job maintaining the trails.
We didn't follow this exact trail... here's a link to the one we followed...
5-1/2 hours to complete (with kids in tow)... 4-1/2 hours of actual moving time... our distance was 7.5 miles.
Take your camera! Enjoy!
This is a review, not so much for Harriman State Park but rather the Lemon Squeeze trail which is an 8.5 mile loop trail consisting of a few trails combined. Myself and 2 friends wanted to hike this so I printed out information and figured when I got to the parking lot we could get a map (big mistake - the park does not supply any type of map of their trails or at least, if they do, are poor at restocking them). I had the list of trails to take that make up Lemon Squeeze and some rough milage so we figured we'd be OK. Many of the trails are VERY poorly marked especially when you are deep in it. There were more than several occasions where we had to split up in different directions to see who could find a marker. Pretty pathetic. We completely missed the junction for the yellow trail and lost about two hours until we stumbled upon two hikers that were able to help us out. They also admitted to us the trails are poorly marked and in places very poorly maintained. Even with a good map I'd say it would be pretty easy to get lost on a long trail that encompasses several trails. Shame on the parks department for being so lazy in properly maintaining these trails and their markers! I will say the scenery was beautiful and you could really get lost in the beauty of the various types of scenery/geology/ecology. Great weather we had also thank god! Just another note, the three of us have gone on many such hikes so we are not novices either. Lemon Squeeze trail if you are able to navigate it without getting lost, I would say would be in the 'Moderate' to Moderate-difficult' level depending on your physical condition.