Harvey Mountain Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Harvey Mountain Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Austerlitz, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
951 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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2 months ago

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

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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.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The kids loved picking wild blueberries!

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

I think this is a great trail for those looking for more than a beginner "walk in the woods" but cautious to jump into anything too serious. It is a decent hike to the top with some work required to get there. No scrambling required, my 60 year old father who is not used to inclines and has a replacement hip was able to to this (although he was glad i didnt take him on anything more challenging. It was a great little hike, and the top is covered in WILD BLUEBERRIES!!!! we ate and ate then walked back.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Sunday, April 06, 2014

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Friday, October 04, 2013

Beautiful to walk amongst the fall foliage but believe what other reviewers have said about the poison ivy. You cannot avoid it.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Nice hike when the blueberries are in season. Make sure you take the extra time to walk to the state border maker.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

I took my 2 1/2 year old son up this trail today. We had a great time. It's a pretty easy trail, my son did a good portion of it himself. There are some nice views from the top and a good spot to sit and a have little picnic. It only took us an hour from the trailhead to the top. If your thinking of doing this hike read the review by Douglas Kemp about finding the trailhead, the sign is not marked well.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

I hiked this trail with my 10 year old son and we both liked it a lot. There is some elevation change but nothing too strenuous. My GPS said it was 3.5 miles round trip and it took us just over an hour to get to the summit. We hit the trail around 5:30 pm and even with taking a break at the top we were down before sunset. The view from on top was very nice.

We had some difficulty finding the trail head, so I provide the following:

The Trail Head: Tale NYS Thruway (I-90) to Route 22, heading towards Austerlitz. Left onto E. Hill Road. When you are on E. Hill Road, you will come to a "T" intersection with an unmarked dirt road that goes off to the east. E. Hill Road continues on. Opposite this unnamed dirt road is the trail parking area with room for 5-6 cars. The trail itself starts on the left hand side of the unmarked road, maybe 20-50 feet up the road from the intersection. There is a small wooden sign nailed to a tree marking the trial. 10-20 minutes up the trail, you'll come to a "T" intersection. The trail right leads to Harvey Mountain. The trail left leads 4.5 miles to a fire tower (according to the sign.) Hope this helps!