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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.

1928 Lookout tower is in very fair shape. Recommended. Pretty busy up top by the shelter, but beautiful views.

we set out to do this hike clockwise but missed the stream/river crossing at the beginning (which isn't really signed and there is no bridge, just a rope and plank to help you cross over) and ended up doing this hike counterclockwise and on a number of different trails before joining up with the one we had intended. it did mean however that we got to explore more and found ourselves on less travelled paths which was perfect. the hike is peaceful and if it wasn't for some of the confusing trail markers and the crazy stream crossing this hike would get 5 stars. this is definitely a boots hike - lots of rocks, mud, and a few smaller streams to cross. there is a scramble (up or down depending on your direction). we completed the 6 mile hike in 3 hours (it became 6 miles because we went on diff trails in the beginning)

Lovely hike - varied terrain, little foot traffic, good exercise but not too challenging

Awesome view at under 1 mile. A nice moderate climb to the peak of Almost perpendicular. Some rock scrambles and a few streams. Definitely one of my favorites.

Very pretty trail - lots of great look at points. Watch your markers -

hiking
6 days ago

FYI- Arden Surebridge trail section before you get to island pond unnamed trail is completely underwater due to beaver activity, about 120ft of trail is under 2ft of water!

FYI- Arden Surebridge trail section before you get to island pond unnamed trail is completely underwater due to beaver activity, about 120ft of trail is under 2ft of water!

hiking
6 days ago

Nice trail with variety of terrain and some interesting and challenging points along the way.

Great hike, moderate trail. Bring your cardio game!! Beautiful lake view...

Great trail with some difficult parts and nice views. One of the bridges over the creek must have fell apart because there are just some planks “for the bridge” on the side of the creek where you are supposed to cross. However, crossing it over the fallen logs or stepping stones just adds a bit of excitement to the hike.

We only met 3 or 4 other groups of hikers for the whole 5h it took us to complete the loop.

this is a lovely trail, though it's more moderately trafficked than lightly trafficked (hence the 4 stars). we went clockwise and the scramble down was a little steep, but mostly made harder by the constant drizzle and slippery rocks on the day of our hike. we enjoyed the hike thoroughly - it had a few ascents and descents, little waterfalls, a bit of mud (not too bad), and many ledges (we didn't see any vistas because of the fog but I'm sure it would have been beautiful). you do have to look out for markers on the boulders as these can be hard to see but other than that a fantastic trek!

Not a bad hike. Some short climbs but not too strenuous. Trail markers could have been better marked. Also, the area around the trailhead was completely overwhelmed with broken bottles and trash. To people who litter and have no respect for the outdoors: do us all a favor and stay off the trails!

hiking
8 days ago

Nice views, some steep parts. Be careful if it rains with the leaves on the ground makes for a slippery hike.

Don’t forget to stop by Island Pond.

Very satisfying for an afternoon with a 9yo and dog. Definitely go white-blue-orange red if you go with a dog- the blue rock scramble would be very tough going down for any but the most athletic pup (and mine does agility)

I love this hike. It’s two loops but there’s lots of opportunities to make it longer (or shorter). What I like most is the variety of terrain - nice forest walking, scrambling over some rocks, great views, stream crossing etc.

hiking
15 days ago

We initially planned to hike the loop but it was so easy to get off trail that we ended up making a detour to the pine meadow lake. It was so worth the detour because the lake is vast and it was the perfect spot for us to eat our lunch! I highly recommend the lake especially when the fall foliage unravels.

It rained yesterday and so the trail was damp/moist. Wear shoes with traction because there are gravels and rocks everywhere along the trail.

Great hike, lots of variety. A lot of people during the AT portion.

Avoided the Arden - Surebridge (R) trail because people have said it was flooded (SW of Island pond). Instead, we continued on the Dunning trail (Y/W) and connected to the Stahahe Brook trail (R). The Stahahe trail doesn’t appear in the app.

By far the best hike) I would probably flip it just because the best vistas/views are at the beginning. I like to have lunch there) tons of wild life that I saw on trail, you start to see people only near the shelter, nice relaxing hike)

Awesome trail but challenging! The beginning of the blue trail is quite steep so if it rained recently, it might be quite slippery. Otherwise, amazing views and incredible way to spend a few hours. Took about 4 hours total but I stopped at the mountain top to take it all in - I’m sure you’ll do the same!

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
22 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
26 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.

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