Africa Loop is a 11.3 mile loop trail located near Southfields, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 11.3 miles Elevation Gain: 2,496 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

This loop is known as the Africa Loop because of its shape. From the trailhead on 106, head south on the Red Dot. This will take you immediately up Tom Jones Mountain. See the shelter on your left, slightly east of the trail. Heading down, continue on the Red Dot after crossing the Victory, a blue V on white blaze. Head up Parker Cabin Mountain. You will come to a yellow triangle trail on your left which heads immediately down Parker Cabin Mountain. Follow the yellow triangles down to Lake Skenonto. In mid June there is mountain laurel blooming all along these trails. See Victory trail at the lake and make a left, taking it north/west to the RD. It follows a road for a little while. Come back to the RD and head back up Tom Jones Mountain, enjoying the laurel and boulders on the way up.

26 days ago

The directions to this trail is terribly inaccurate. Had to read a physical map to get to a near by parking lot and hike through to the actual start. It was nice enough but muddy from recent rain fall. Some bugs that could be distracting while huffing and puffing up a hill. all in all, a food hike.

rocky
1 month ago

Great moderate trail for the day hike. It is a rocky trail with waterfalls, high point views and little ponds.

hiking
1 month ago

Great walk in the woods. Closer to 13 miles than 11. Very generous “moderate” designation, this is definitely on the hard side with the distance and elevation, but worth every step if you’re looking for an engaging day hike.

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1 month ago

Easily best hike in Harriman

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This was a good, long day’s hike. Ups and downs. Some views. If I were to do it again I’d go up to the fork...bear left...hit the two mountain peaks and head back down. The loop was long and the right side was a little boring.

hiking
1 month ago

Not the greatest hike, but not too terrible either. Some gnats around this time. This park has really confusing trail marking, so AllTrials is a must. Saw a lot of confused day hikers that seriously needed help on the trail today.

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muddy
9 months ago

if you want to do the 11.3 mile handle + loop, go to the parking on Arden Valley Rd (use Rt 17, not I-87), DO NOT follow Alltrail's "Getting There"; that one is for just the loop part.

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9 months ago

8/10/2019 very nice trail, just enough up and down slopes to make the 12 mile hike very interesting. trailnis well maintained and well marked. no bugs even in August. note: there is a swamp right on the trail at the beg, watch out for the pink ribbons to go around the swamp.

Tue Jul 18 2017

Absolutely beautiful. Not easy!

Tue Jul 12 2016

Great hike with beautiful scenery and elevation for challenge. It is very easy to go off track though, so pay attention. This app is golden as it helped us get back on track. Lake Sebago has some good camping spots although I'd suggest arriving as early as possible to grab the good ones. The lake isn't that great but you can get away with taking a dip depending where you are.

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