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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 hike. first and last miles are low and flat along the creek. middle section (blue on white blaze) was a surprisingly fun rock scramble with a couple difficult climbs requiring hands and feet. very fun.

Very nice walk. Ripe blueberries at the top (in July), beautiful wide vistas and one cool rock face that has to be climbed (its easy though). The loop misses the "Cascade of slid," but only by a 100 feet or so, make a left at the Red-Orange junction and check it out before continuing on the red/orange (opposite direction).

A nice trail. Not very crowded pretty forest. The trail is Rocky I suggest good shoes. Enjoyable afternoon. Even though it was hot trail was pretty much in shade and stayed relatively cool. We went up on yellow about 1.8 miles up the trail is a lento. right after the lento you need to make a left on trail white. I missed that marker and continued on yellow for but about a quarter-mile. I needed to retrace my step but not before I found a beautiful large untouched ripe blueberry patch.

Great trail to hike. Done it now about 4 times in both directions. Love the fact that it’s mostly in the shade.

6 days ago

My wife and I came in late around 1pm and took us a while to find a parking place.
The trail is a bit challenging and was planning 2-3 hours while it ended up with over 4. But we had lots of fun.

From Pamona to Reservoir and back. Not the loop. The “Red Arrow” route has been slightly changed on the ground and differs from the AllTrails version. Off by a few hundred feet in some places, but still generally the same junctions.

Follow the red, then orange, then blue, then white trail markers for this loop. Nice views at the top, but there were definitely some parts of the trail where it was so narrow or grown over that it was hard to find. If we weren’t tracking our path against the trail on the app, I’m not sure we would have been able to find it a couple times or know that we had taken a wrong turn. There was also some pretty steep rock scaling on the way down that our dog (ok and me!) had a slightly tough time with.

Beautiful hike.. Lots of summits and great twisting paths and exposed rock, a lot fun.. No service, so make sure you have a map before you start!! Didn't find any maps at the trail head, so we got a little lost.. Def plan to come again and explore this gorgeous area!

The place is gorgeous and well kept. A park ranger came by to let us know a rattlesnake was nearby. The lake was beautiful.

backpacking
12 days ago

Lots of shade.

Nice hike with varied terrain...thought it was more on the moderate side than difficult. Many places to camp, if so inclined to do so, including a shelter along the trail. Went on a Saturday morning and there was certainly a crowd enjoying the loop. Took the red blazed RD Trail to the yellow blazed Dunning Trail to the aqua blazed Long Path back to the RD Trail...took me around 4 hrs to complete.

Great hike! There is a section of trail that is flooded and swampy. We had to bushwhack around the swamp and eventually made it back to the trail. Not much maintenance has been done this season, lots of fallen trees and debris, but it is well marked. We saw a group of sharp shinned hawks. It appeared to be 2 adults and 1 or 2 yearlings.

hiking
14 days ago

Really nice views from the top. The lake is beautiful. Worth going. Been there twice :) although it gets a little crowded by the lake ( there's faster and eSier way to get to the lake ). One of the best hikes in Harriman

Great trail with a little of everything. Nice forest trail, good views and lookouts and fun scrambles. Challenging but not crazy.

This hike was very good. The trail to the lake was moderate but I would call the second half of the trail hard because of the rock scrambling and steeper elevation changes. If you have someone that doesn't hike a lot, just go to the lake and follow the same trail back.

Heavily trafficked in the first few miles, complete solitude from mile 4 on. Good range, starts east/moderate, the yellow square trail jumps significantly in difficulty and is much less traveled. Good scenery, not much of a view. Bring lots of water, this is a long hike!

Red square > Yellow Square > White Square > Red Line > back to Red Square

Its a nice trail. We started with red to orange which goes parallel to the river and no viewing points. By the end of red we gain elevation. It gets tricky on the hill top, the trails are marked but not evidently seen so make sure to search for trail markings. The blue stretch is the best it has around 4 viewing points a rocky and steep stretch which is fun!!

hiking
18 days ago

We really enjoyed the hike. The road was a bit uneven but not bad at all. The markings were good. There were couple of fallen trees but it didn't interfere us from following the marks. Started out on green > yellow > white with red triangle. Overall, the hike was great! The lake was beautiful too.

Con: bring bugs repellent. Several spots have mosquitos and bugs flying around.

Great hike. Went on a weekend day (although it was above 90 degrees) and only saw three other people. Great views and a good workout.

Hiked the portion of this trail from the parking area at Gate Hill Road up to just past Pine Mountain, then cut up the 1779 trail to the bike trails then up to Anthony Wayne, where we had parked another car. The original plan was to continue over one more peak on Suffern-Bear Mountain, but the heat got the better of us. Highlight by far is the challenging climb up Pyngyp right after you cross east of the Palisades Parkway. Short, steep and not for the faint of heart. Some nice views back toward Haverstraw and Stony Point. We could even see the skyline of Manhattan far off in the haze. There are long stretches on this trail that are not too hard, but the ascents are all pretty direct. Good fun.

Perfect for a challenging, short and moderately difficult hike; some scrambling, blooming mountain laurels and vistas.

Extended it over to West Mountain and back in a big loop. Mostly woods hike but nice. There was a Rattlesnake hanging out at the Brien Memorial Shelter. Crossing the Palisades Parkway was a little sketchy.

Very nice work out with exquisite climbing portions and wonderful views

Lots of rocks, running water, great viewpoints...I had a blast! I only regret forgetting my bug spray.

Trail is nice, well maintained, and not heavily trafficked at all. We did the loop as a two-day one-night hike. The trails are well marked, but if you're not paying attention you will wind up missing turns, as we did. Thankfully if you get off the correct trail, you're probably still on a trail, just not the one you want to be on. Course corrections are easy because of that.

Since we missed a turn, we wound up approaching Silver Lake Mine from the southeast, not the northwest as we had anticipated. Something to note that we missed since we came in from the south, there is a picnic shelter, a drink vending machine, and restrooms at the northwest tip of the lake, just where the trail enters / exits the parking lot at Silver Mine Lake. If you want a cold drink bring a couple of dollars, and if you want a place to use the restroom without digging a hole, you're covered in that respect too!

Amazing trail. Wit took 2 hours and 45 minutes to do on a very hot date. Wear hiking boots - a lot of climbing and a lot of rocks. Hiking boots will make a difference.

Lovely park with great variety of scenery... from pretty lakes to scenic outlooks. Abundant fauna.. we saw deer, a rattler, a black snake, frogs and black/blue butterflies. Definitely not hard though... more moderate. First section from road to lake heavily trafficked, quiet after that. Slow steady climb. Very lush plateaus and gullies. Flowers were out this time of year and the greenery was intense.

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.

Beautiful and relaxing as far as hikes go. It can be very busy which is downside for me. I prefer to go here in spring and fall on weekdays to avoid the huge crowds. Expect to encounter groups of a dozen or more on weekends.

On another note - I have gotten VERY lost here off this trail. 7pm, sun setting, no water, no working phones, 3 people and 2 dehydrated dogs. We ended up clocking close to 16 miles by the time we got back. If we did not happen to run into the only person we saw on the trail for over 2 hours, I might still be out there. Please do yourself a favor and make sure your phone is charged, charged external charger and you bring 2 liters of water minimum and you bring a compass.

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