Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Harriman State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful. To be clear, you want to follow the green blazes, then walk right when you see the yellow blazes, then walk right when you see the white and red triangle blazes. It’s a wonderfully varied trail.

Relaxing loop with some nice uphill and an excellent view from the top of the fire tower! It’s been recently painted and it’s sturdy enough to climb carefully! Saw lots of turtles and frogs on this hike as well. Be careful where you step!

“Long Trail” along the lake has green blazes, connecting to yellow blazes of Dunning (wide trail), and then white with red triangles is the Arden-Surebridge. Trail is nice mix of scenery, valleys, small hills, view of lakes, crossing many small stream. Everyone and their mother stops at the parking lot on evening and weekends, especially for the sunset across the lake, and therefore the green trail can get pretty busy. Sometimes trash is left there too, so please help keep it clean! But just visited and it was pristine!

Great trail. Many pine trees, springs, very close to the city and isolated at the same time.

amazing trail

1 month ago

Great overlooks - be mindful with your dogs though because it crosses over the highway.

Great loop. Moderate/easy trail. Fire tower was out of commission when I had gone but they were working on it that day so should be good to go up and take a look at a beautiful view.

1 month ago

Hiked with my daughter. As many has said it is an uneven trail. lots of rocks, hills, trees and roots. No real photo opts, then again we didn't finish. We got halfway around then needed to turn back as the sun was going down.

1 month ago

Beautiful at this time of the year. Saw a red shouldered hawk with full wing span circling around. We started with white, then yellow and then ended green trail marks at lake skanantati parking. Beautiful forestry with deciduous and evergreens trees and hidden water bodies.

Did this exact height today. R-D ridgewalk is a favorite. Lots of people and dogs, but certainly not as crowded as Reeves Brook area. Moderate, not difficult

Nice walk with a number of little streams to cross (at least in early April). As others have suggested, even though the distance is pretty short, the terrain is uneven so you get a decent calf workout. It certainly felt like more than 3 miles. I also took the triangle to yellow to green route, as a few others have suggested.

Some nice views at different points if you go before the foliage is fully grown in.

Love it, nice and simple, just got lost at the end...(

3 months ago

Fun trail

Access road closed in winter.

Good hike. We did white/red middle to Green turn right at Times Square follow green until yellow path again turn right and follow until you see white with red in middle turn left and follow back to start. About 7 miles. This path is nice in all different seasons. Enjoy and be safe.

Great hike. Awesome views. Solid intermediate hike. Great for families and nature lovers. Went on a weekday. Only saw a family and a couple of people. There is a campsite 1.5 miles into the hike. Camped overnight on a prior hike.

I loved this hike- I took about 3 hours. The vistas are great - and the lake is serene. Lots of rock walking- so shoe up accordingly. The eastern loop (red/white markers) isn't marked nearly as well as the west side (yellow), so watch closely for markers as you can go off trail pretty easily (or cheat with GPS :-) .....

Light hike but not too easy as the terrain can get uneven with roots, rocks and stream crossings. Nice views of the lake and swamp. There was plenty of water in the streams when we went so we found a spot to take a break and enjoy the waterfalls.

The path cutting across from Red Cross to Longpath is not a real trail. It starts off looking like a forged path but my friend and I got stuck in a tangle of branches for about a quarter mile. After getting through (with cuts and bruises) the rest of the path was really pleasant. I would recommend staying only on the marked trails as the app map is inaccurate.

Great, hike. I would say moderate over difficult, lots of different terrain but really loved all the rocks. Unfortunately i found the hike too crowded for me, for the weekend, so recommend doing it on the weekdays.

Beautiful! Hiked in from White Bar trail. Heavenly!

It's more of a paved stroll around the water. While there are moments with very nice views in the fall, overall it was unimpressive. It's a very easy walk if you have kids or elderly along with you.

trail running
7 months ago

Beautiful trail near a lake.

Just be mindful that it is a relatively complex trail system. It is quite easy to lose the trail (or join a different one) if you are running fast.

The map in this app was really helpful.

8 months ago

Great trail for beginners. Not much views. Nice rock formations and wildlife

Great loop trail. We did white w/red and then turquoise. Some cool rock formations/caves. Pretty views of the swamp & two lakes. We hiked with our dog & 3 kids, ages 13, 10 & 3. The youngest spent about half the time in a backpack carrier & walked the rest.

8 months ago

Go early on a weekend... great for kids who love the woods... we went red triangle to yellow to blue

Lovely walk and easy enough for small kids but does take a few hours.

9 months ago

Nice easy trail. Fun. Beautiful woods. I would go back.

beautiful. hard but still family friendly. fun rock faces to scramble up

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