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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.

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!

hiking
6 days ago

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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