Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Sloatsburg with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Not a bad trail, hiked it with my 72-year-old dad and I would not call this an "easy" trail. The trail is choked with rocks that are easy to stumble over and the trail from the north side of the lake around back to the ski trail is narrow, runs along precarious ledges with old rusting pipes taking up most of the width. For someone much younger, it might be a very easy trail but for this 52-year old with dicey hips and my dad...we've hiked difficult trails in Utah that were less difficult than this. Still...a really nice walk in the woods.

Solid hike. The beginning/end section from the parking lot to the lake is really nice, with beautiful pine trees. The middle/east loop of the hike was perhaps not the best for the summer. The markings left a lot to be desired when switching from the white/red blazes to yellow blazes. The mosquitos were also in full force in that back section, which really ruined that part. I think it would be a lot nicer in the fall/winter/spring. Also, saw two black bear in the east section!

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18 days ago

This was a pretty sweet first hike for me. Only would ask for some clearer markings but it was overall a great hike! Went the wrong way twice and added two miles but well worth the view at the peak of the NYC skyline. Only saw a handful of other people when we went. Great first hike

Summer Time Day Hike:

Complexity: Hard
Terrain: Rocky and flatland - Have to climb couple of mountains. Pretty challenging for first 10 miles with few elevations but rest was downhill most of the time
Trekking Pole: I did that without a hiking pole. It might help as its long.
Foot Wear: Better wear something with good grip, the rain makes the rocks slippery. Lot of protection needed for your toes
Scenic View: Lake was beautiful, you can swim here. Every mile had a scenic view, better take your camera
Trail Markers: Trail markers are easy to locate but as this is a combination of lot of trail. My GPS watach went choppy because of tall trees, So take a map.
Parking: Enough parking for 10 cars at harrison state park visitor area. You can even park on the road. Vistor area has restrooms
Permit: No fees
Animal Encounter: Seen couple of deers running around
Overall timing: I completed in 9.5 hours at 2.4 mph with lots of photo breaks. Start early to do day hike
Streams : As there was lot of summer rain, i could see lots of steams. Plenty of water
Traffic: Saw lots of hikers heading to the lake which is in the first few miles
Campsites: Lots of dispersed camp sites around the lake, I even saw people fishing
Pet: Take plenty of water, its will be very tiresome for your little one.

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1 month ago

On Wednesday I was the only one on the trail. There is a stretch where the trail is close to the Thruway and the noise of the traffic was most unpleasant.

1 month ago

red, blue and white trail is not easy

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

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

Great loop with some challenging spots. Take a breather at the top and take in the beautiful view.

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.

this is hard and rocky with plenty of stream crossings. great place to camp or do some backpacking/bring some AT magic. bring a filter- no need to over pack water.

While I did not complete the entire loop, what I did hike was fantastic! As an avid hiker with a decent amount of experience I would say this is a pretty easy trail, a lot of walking. However, there is just enough climbing and steep hills to make this a moderate hike. Beautiful view, and very well marked. I parked in the little loop and walked back out to the path. Great for dogs, only had to give my dog a little assistance getting up a rock. I definitely suggest this hike, and if you don’t have time to do the whole loop, you can get to the scenic view pretty easily and quickly!

One of my favorite places..

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3 months ago

Trail is challenging with plenty of mountain streams, small waterfall and great views! The steep inclines pay off to see the amazing view at the top.

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4 months ago

nice park

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fishing
4 months ago

very nice place to go fishing and hiking

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4 months ago

Awesome hike with great scenery. Train-station somewhat nearby which is a plus if you want to leave the car at home.

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8 months ago

Overall a nice hike, views from the top.

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9 months ago

Really nice view from top of mountain. NYC is visible .

The black on white trail was good. it would of been nice if the markers were a littler closer. Overall, it was great

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Nice short hike with a relatively steep incline to get your blood pumping. Be careful on way down.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The 3.5 mile red trail hike to the lake was more of a very good maintained path with a few foot bridges etc, very enjoyable.
I took the yellow trail back which was a fairly exhaustive climb to the top of the mountain, then the blue trail down which made me happy that I wore the right hiking shoes/etc due to the difficulty of some of the descents. I especially loved the blue trail.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

It's amazing but I can't never find the lake. LOL

Sunday, August 06, 2017

This is a trail next to the road along the lake. It's also cut off by someone who has marked it as private property, so it is much shorter now. I would not waste my day on this hike. There is a spot to lounge next to the lake.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It was a great tail to enjoy wonderful view just for one hour walk.
The path is rocky, so l recommend you to use hiking shoes.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

great trail, we took the yellow trail and was alot of fun and there was a stunning view at the end.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

This was a great trail in the rain. We went off the beaten path and got a great cardio work out. It started to pour sporadically but it was refreshing while trailing.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Soaked from the rain but worth it

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Was a good time. Got poured on. Nice steep hills by the pipeline.

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