Explore the most popular Views 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.

10.14.19. A quite lovely walk. I took the Red Square trail all the way from the Ramapo Equestrian Center parking lot to the Western end of the lake, and then followed an unblazed trail counterclockwise until I joined up with the white, and shortly after, the yellow trail. The lake was spectacular in the Fall sunshine. The final leg back to the lot produced a fine view South of distant Manhattan. The yellow trail rejoins the Red Square to take you back to the lot. If you’d like to try this trail combo, here are my stats as a guide: Distance: 8.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,316 feet Moving Time: 3:16:07

Diamond Mountain Trail

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bugs
rocky
2 days ago

Really beautiful hike for the fall, though trails can be difficult to follow with the dead leaves so pay attention to the blazes! Stayed overnight near the Dutch Doctor Lean-To. There were many other campers out- one site decided to play loud music just as it got dark, but luckily they turned it off before it became terribly disruptive to the experience.

Beautiful trail with varied terrain. Not well marked. We took a few wrong turns/had to backtrack then were led astray by a fellow hiker’s advice (phone died so app died). Also ran into many others who were lost. Ended up on AT and out of woods an hour from our car...Fun adventure but a bit treacherous for inexperienced hikers (my friend). Advice: make sure you know which markers to follow before you go and look out for hidden turns. I still don’t know which color would’ve brought us back on the right side loop. Green??

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over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 days ago

Very nice trail, the views from both the den and dater are beautiful. Over all a fun little hike.

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over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 days ago

Great trail! Besides down trees it’s pretty well marked. Trail has a little of everything, great views, rock scramble, forest path and rocky ups. Really enjoyed. Only down side was it’s fall so the leaves hid the stones so you need to watch your footing.

hiking
2 days ago

Foliage on the road was amazing! We really enjoyed the scenic view of the route. Going up hill was a bit difficult, but the rest of the route was quite moderate. We hiked in a sunny day. The markings on the route are terrible. Some of the worst I have ever seen. We got off road at least 3 times. If not for the AllTrails online map we would have probably spent the night there. I recommend this trail, but make sure you give it enough hours in case you get lost or go off road.

Such a fun trail! The beginning was very crowded (close to Reeves Visitor Center) but it got nice & empty once we branched off & crossed the stream. Like others have mentioned, the white trail can be a little tricky but if you keep the app open you’ll be fine. There was one really challenging rock scramble but our 50 lb dog & our 5 yo were both able to do it. I wouldn’t recommend it for small/older dogs or inexperienced hikers. Gorgeous vistas along blue trail & the lake is the perfect spot for a snack. Go clockwise so the way back (red) is easy.

I only had time for Hawk Cliff today, but I’ll be back for Panther Mountain. Great instructions for finding the trail head using the pic of the barn flag. A few spots found the trail a little hard to follow. Friendly, and not too many, other hikers. A little rigorous on the way up, a little slippery on the way down, but overall very enjoyable with some challenging spots.

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rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Took my dog hiking here. Shes a big Bernese mountain dog. Theres a part that is a straight up rock scramble. Even with as big as she is, she was unable to do that scramble. If you are unable to pick your dog up, then keep in mind they may not be able to get up these rocks. Otherwise it was a nice hike with a lovely view.

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rocky
3 days ago

Trail markers could be better. We missed a fork on the trail and had to go around.

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Dog friendly, kid friendly. Some rocky sections on yellow trail were a bit challenging with a dog and a child. A couple good views, pleasant hiking, beautiful lake, nice mosses, not crowded.

Probably my favorite loop of Harriman. Besides the idiot making Tarzan sounds behind me for the first mile, After I got some distance...like always, it didn’t disappoint on a beaut of a Fall day.

Really nice trail. Had a lot of fun.

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rocky
scramble
3 days ago

there are 2 entrances to the trail. the trail seems more challenging than a moderate. the trail is very rocky and the fallen leaves make it difficult to traverse. the lake is beautiful. when you get to the top, you can see New York city. I really enjoy this trail.

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bridge out
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Went counter clockwise and made a small deviation on the last sharp left turn. Challenging and rewarding with 4 peaks.

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over grown
rocky
4 days ago

The trail was hard to find at times. Also the leaves made for an extra challenge especially in the downhill.

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