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

quick little hike! Beautiful in the winter.

on Beebe Hill

2 months ago

4 months ago

Fantastic out and back hike to a firetower with great views.

Love this hike. Well marked, great in all seasons, and good easy climb.

Quick hike, solitude, heart rate spike at end, well marked and works for snowshoeing (you can see the trail). quick beautiful workout.

7 months ago

Moderate and Beautiful trail. One of our favorites to get a quick heart rate spike, sweat and delicious blueberries at the top.

This was a very nice hike .

I adore this quick hike.

7 months ago

great little hike to start off the holiday weekend. trail is very well marked. view from the top is amazing!

8 months ago

Million dollar view for such a local kid friendly hike. I also saw a fisher king here once.

10 months ago

easy trail, nice view from firetower

11 months ago

Had a lovely time here! I am driving across America in my VW camper so I am always looking for places to park for free and be close to nature. We climbed up the fire tower and cooked breakfast & coffee up there on our little stove, such a wonderful experience.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Short easy hike with a wonderful firetower payoff!! Enjoyed it very much even though it was April and felt like mid February. Also in addition to the 360 degree views from the tower I saw 2 Barred owls!!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Nice short hike with a very nice reward at the top. The 360 degree view from the top of the fire tower is worth it. Great short hike for kids.

Friday, September 22, 2017

There's a great fire tower to climb. Bring bug spray!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Spectacular views from the tower!

Monday, September 04, 2017

Great hike. Not too difficult. The view from the fire tower was beautiful!

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Great hike for limited time. Awesome views!

Friday, August 04, 2017

I did not find any blueberries at all at the top, just poisonous look alikes!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Easy 15 minutes up and 15 back just ok if your hitting fire towers other than that kinda a waste with the Catskills around

Friday, June 16, 2017

Great trail for a quick hike and a little exercise. Ferns cover the forest floor, shelter and fire tower at the top. A little hike with a bit of everything.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

This is an easy quick hike. Beautiful views from the tower. Trail was flooded in a few spots.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

has anyone gotten to this trail using Engel Road?

Friday, February 24, 2017

Quick, fun. Very icy & muddy on an unseasonable 70 degree February day - spikes would have helped a lot. Still only took around an hour and a half. More wildlife tracks than human, and great views from the tower!

With the snow and ice I did lose the trail a few times in the middle. Keep a good eye. Nothing cool about getting lost on a mile-long trail!

Monday, November 07, 2016

easy, nice, beautiful view:)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Very easy trail. Nice view from fire tower.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A personal favorite if you're seeking solitary time. I saw no one else on the trail and the trail book didn't have many visitors. The trail head is slightly difficult to find, as it is across the road from the parking lot. It feels like a secret place, I love it! When you get to the top during late July the whole field is covered in wild blueberries. It was such a perfect reward for a moderate hike. You also get a great view of the southern Taconics. I wouldn't have found this hike if I hadn't read the AMC book "Best Day Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley." A GREAT go to book for hikes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Awesome trail for beginners. Easy to follow and offers a great view!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The kids loved picking wild blueberries!

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