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Harriman State Park, located in Rockland and Orange counties, features over 30 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 Lake Welch, Lake Sebago, Sebago Cabin Camp, Lake Tiorati and Silver Mine Lake Loop, the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, and Beaver Pond Campgrounds. *Boat launch sites require a boat permit. Please contact the park for further details.

Great all around hike that has it all. Not too challenging, but would be a good hike for any moderate to expert hiker.

The terrain is varied and you will have a lot of rocks to step on so make sure to wear proper boots.

Will hike it again!

part of the trail was flooded, had to go around through the woods

lovely hike! went with my brother and two doggies :) definitely keep your dogs leashed, as this trail is busy on weekends & nearly every group we saw had a dog with them. great day hike, we added about 1 mile on the lichen trail for views of island pond!

trail running
3 days ago

We took our Vizsla here today and hiked the red to pine meadow lake and around to Conklin cemetery and back down the red trail. We went for a swim, first day of fall and likely the last swim until next year. Interestingly, all signs say no camping no swimming, but everyone was camping and swimming. How can you resist that water? Heavy traffic go earlier to avoid groups of kids and people. Dogs on and off leash depending on skill level and friendliness. I’m going to return and hike some of the other trails in the park.

23 Miles, not 21. Beautiful and quite strenuous hike. Terrain is diverse, water is abundant along the entire trails. I did it North to South.

I stared at the Broccy Creek trailhead. It is a nice walk with a few steep rocky sections. Nice overlooks of the Hudson and Bear Mountain.

hiking
7 days ago

What an amazing hike! Absolutely stunning views, and such a great range of terrain & elevation. The views of island pond are especially breathtaking. However, I deducted a star for a few reasons: First, this hike is NOT seven miles. My mother and I both measured the distance, and it came out to about 12 miles in total. Also, really keep track of what trail you should be following - it changes abruptly at times. We followed: white to green at times square, then to blue on white, then red on white, then yellow, then to a trail that had no markings until the parking sign. The main thing that threw a wrench in our hike was the 35 feet of standing water in the last mile and a half of the hike. We were stuck with another two hikers and could not find anyway around this water (even hiked >50 feet away from the trail). We ended up wading through water that was mid thigh-high for me (I’m 5’9”). All in all, I think it’s a rewarding hike if you take adequate breaks and plan for distance & weather!

Great trail, one of my favorite hikes in the region. Went up through Claudius Smith Rock and up to the fire tower and back down.

Lovely hike. We did what other reviewers suggested: white to blue to orange to red. The scramble up at the beginning of the blue portion was definitely a challenge (I’m in reasonably good shape for my 51 years) but fun. I’m glad we went UP for that scramble; going down would have been a bit much for me. Overall really nice way to spend 3-4 hours, with some majestic views. The trail blazes can be a bit difficult to locate, so be on the lookout for those.

There are snakes...

This hike has a lot of variety compared to easy/beginner hikes. I would recommend this as a hike to transition into moderate hikes. The environment isn't as overwhelmingly desolate or scary as national park trails. Not many people passing through, saw maybe 4-5 pairs of people, both only very briefly at the beginning/end of the hike.

nice quiet hike. the lake was so relaxing. but I must say I heard a rattle snake. and on the hike back actually encountered and almost stepped on an adult timer rattle snake. watch out. my kids and dogs were unharmed, u think the snake was in a trace. we were lucky.

Pretty nice hike. most of the inclines are gradual enough to be pretty simple and the steep sections are brief. a lot of good views, you can hit 6 peaks on one hike if you feel like making a day of it. Most trails are fairly easy going. some areas are a bit trickier and you may need to squeeze or scramble in some areas. Overall a good day hike.

Great for beginners and not too crowded yet enough people on the red trail to not worry about getting lost. Took me 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to the lake and just 1 hour back down. Bathrooms and ice cream vending machine at the trail head/visitors center a definate stop on the way back to your car. Next time will go slower to enjoy more of the scenery and take pictures along the route. All in all be ready for a great afternoon of cardio work on your way up.

hiking
23 days ago

Not sure who did the “loop” bc the map listed is incorrect. The trail ends at St John’s road which is about 1.4miles one way-there are no longer any trail markings and you have to turn back. Ranger said the map is not accurate via the app.

So technically the hike is ~2.8miles but this is NOT a loop. This is there and back hike. Very woody, wear strong bug spray, I did but still got bit all over. Easy markings for the actual trail. Not much to see, just woods.

Pretty but can hear highway noise for a while, goes up 650 ft, then ambles down to nice pond for a dip. We did it when humid and super hot- 2 hours with time to dip.

This trail should be characterized as hard, not moderate. Halfway through, red path markings nonexistent.

hiking
1 month ago

The views of at the top were very nice. There was one point with a rock scramble which was fun and slightly challenging. Although walking along the creek was enjoyable, I did not see any waterfalls. I would do this again if I only had a few hours (took me ~2 hours), otherwise I'd to extend it a bit longer and go to one of the lakes.

Did a modified version of this hike. Sort of a figure 8 on a lollipop: Ramapo-Dunderberg over Black Rock Mountain to Hogencamp Mountain, then caught the Long Path at Times Square to Dunning. Followed that all the way to White Bar and then back up Durian to Black Rock Mountain, back down Ramapo-Dunderberg and out back to my car. Had to park a 1/4 mile west on Kanawauke Road since the parking area near the R-D trailhead was packed. Some great views from Black Rock and Hogencamp Mountains, lots of nice slab walking, some shady forest areas, big glacial rocks and abandoned mines. The boulder tunnel at Cape Horn on the Long Path was a fun surprise. The push back up Nurian to Black Rock Mountain at the end had me sucking some air. Only downside of this part of Harriman: motorcyclists who use Kanawauke Road as their personal speedway. Apart from the noise (which is only really noticeable at the start and end of the hike), it's a danger to hikers walking along the road and people getting in and out of parking areas.

About 8.5 miles round trip.

Awesome trail. Can get a bit tight at some points hiking around the lake. Perfect way to spend 3-4 hours. No too busy in the trail. Great swimming spots!!

Not a bad trail, hiked it with my 72-year-old dad and I would not call this an "easy" trail. The trail is choked with rocks that are easy to stumble over and the trail from the north side of the lake around back to the ski trail is narrow, runs along precarious ledges with old rusting pipes taking up most of the width. For someone much younger, it might be a very easy trail but for this 52-year old with dicey hips and my dad...we've hiked difficult trails in Utah that were less difficult than this. Still...a really nice walk in the woods.

make sure to bring a map and stay on track. it can definitely get confusing at times. amazing views and wildlife everywhere. very peaceful and challenging at times.

hiking
1 month ago

Good morning hike!

Awesome hike. Unfortunately the All Trails app was ABSOLUTELY useless. My location kept bouncing back to the physical location of the cellular towers and not my location on the trail. Luckily Google Maps worked and I was able to navigate.

hiking
1 month ago

At .8 mile crossed over to the left side of the creek. As the right side is a two lane rocky path the left side is unattended. Marks at the beginning and that is it for about .5 miles. It a rock scrabble. It was hard. AllTrails was a great help. This was s beautiful hike. Mostly shade.

This trail is a hidden gem! Great for the moderate hiker with a steady incline, easy rock climbing and multiple stream crossings. We lucked out on the weather and caught a breathtaking view of the NYC skyline. So beautiful and a well kept secret! Let's keep it that way!

hiking
1 month ago

Solid hike. The beginning/end section from the parking lot to the lake is really nice, with beautiful pine trees. The middle/east loop of the hike was perhaps not the best for the summer. The markings left a lot to be desired when switching from the white/red blazes to yellow blazes. The mosquitos were also in full force in that back section, which really ruined that part. I think it would be a lot nicer in the fall/winter/spring. Also, saw two black bear in the east section!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, takes a little over an hour to do the loop at a reasonable pace. The trail markings are clear, so it is easy to make your way around. Good terrain changes to keep it interesting with lakes / rivers / rocks to take in as you go. Really good for beginners!

A really nice trail with a lot of variety: a woodsy walk along the creek that opens up to a lovely lake (lots of people swimming, though they're not supposed to), then a slightly more strenuous hike up Diamond Mountain, where you quickly get enough elevation to have really nice views. Warning, though: the Blue Trail down is steep, sometimes challenging (I had a 9-year-old with me), requires good footwear, and it's not always clearly marked.

Pretty challenging long hike. Couple of points you got some nice views. Cool lake area and couple of spots it looks like you can camp out at as well. Noticed some campers left some garbage behind which was disappointing to see. Otherwise awesome, beautiful and peaceful trail.

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