Diamond Mountain Trail

MODERATE 82 reviews
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Diamond Mountain Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bear Mountain, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
820 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
7 days ago

A really nice trail with a lot of variety: a woodsy walk along the creek that opens up to a lovely lake (lots of people swimming, though they're not supposed to), then a slightly more strenuous hike up Diamond Mountain, where you quickly get enough elevation to have really nice views. Warning, though: the Blue Trail down is steep, sometimes challenging (I had a 9-year-old with me), requires good footwear, and it's not always clearly marked.

hiking
1 month 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

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

we really enjoyed this hike - the vista views off of the blue trail were lovely and the lake was nice, too. i'd say it's an easy to moderate hike - mostly easy but with a few rock scrambles, depending on the route you take. even without the views, though, the area is beautiful. overall, i would recommend it. a few things worth noting: the trail markers are pretty terrible. in some places, they're barely visible, and they were frequently difficult to follow. i don't know what we would have done without our map (we bought one at the visitor's center). second - beware of rattlesnakes! we nearly stepped on one where the trail opens up to the lake. thank goodness it rattled at us just in time. be mindful & pay attention!

2 months ago

This hike was beautiful and fun. The red in white trail up to the lake was pretty easy, wide, well-maintained. Red/white to yellow to blue white on the way back was more challenging, more fun and more rewarding. We cut across the brook early (using orange to connect back to red/white) because we noticed a sign warning that the other bridges were out and blue/white would not connect us to the parking lot, so beware of that...

hiking
2 months ago

This is one of my favorite trail in Harriman state park little mix of everything great views going up to the top with a nice lake view

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail. We ended up doing more than what is posted here. Nice air. Nice views. Nice streams and brooks. The beginning was a bit crowded but once you get up towards the top we only saw people every 15 min or so.

walking
3 months ago

Loved this trail. Very rocky good footwear a MUST and when we went very wet.

hiking
3 months ago

Instant beauty the second you step foot on the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

With diverse landscapes and different levels of difficulty, this trail is not too hard nor too boring. It has gorgeous views of creeks, waterfalls, woods, lake, etc. My boyfriend and I took our dog for a hike on this trail and we had so much fun!

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail with a nice lake at the half way point.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Shady hike along cascading brook and panoramic views from Diamond and Halfway Mt. We parked off Johnston road and then picked up the loop from the Kakiat (white) trail to avoid the crowds. Made for 7 miles. Great hike!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Nice hike only complaint was how trafficked it was probably seen over 50 people

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

great trail. a little challenging at times for the kids, but really beautiful.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Great

Sunday, November 20, 2016

This loop is apx 7 miles. Great hike. Beautiful views

backpacking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Left Tuxedo Station and took Ramapo Dunderberg trail to Tuxedo Mt Ivy trail which I took East. Turned South onto Seven Lakes trail which crosses the top of Diamond Mtn. Headed down unnamed Yellow trail to Pine Meadow trail and camped at Pine Meadow Lake. Went back up to top of Diamond Mtn the next day and continued South on Seven Lakes trail until ir split with HTS trail which I took SW to top of Halfway Mountain. Great ridge top hiking and views from top of Diamond Mtn. Can see Manhattan from HTS on top of Diamond before it drops into woods.

hiking
Sunday, March 08, 2015

Great hike today - the views of Stony Brook covered in snow along the trail and Pine Meadow Lake from the top was very nice. The hike was 7.5 miles is total and took a little less than 5hrs. Of course my missing Seven Hills - Hillburn-Torne-Sebago turn off added 1.1 miles and 45 minutes. The trail had a well packed snow base and easy going, but if you stepped off the packed trail, you might fall up to your knees in the snow.

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