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Pretty good trail, not too difficult. Make sure to have good boots, the terrain is pretty rocky. Also watch out for rattlesnakes.

Hiked the portion of this trail from the parking area at Gate Hill Road up to just past Pine Mountain, then cut up the 1779 trail to the bike trails then up to Anthony Wayne, where we had parked another car. The original plan was to continue over one more peak on Suffern-Bear Mountain, but the heat got the better of us. Highlight by far is the challenging climb up Pyngyp right after you cross east of the Palisades Parkway. Short, steep and not for the faint of heart. Some nice views back toward Haverstraw and Stony Point. We could even see the skyline of Manhattan far off in the haze. There are long stretches on this trail that are not too hard, but the ascents are all pretty direct. Good fun.

wow....this was my first longest hike so far, going up and down the hill was difficult but enjoyable. I'm happy to be a part of this hike and achieve a SBM medal for completing 23 miles.

3 months ago

Did the whole 23 miles very strenuous but great mix of everything you want on a trail.

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4 months ago

Full traverse this weekend, south to north. Great trail. Steep inclines, scrambles, flat and rolling terrain. 3 lean-to's along the way, with Big Hill the halfway point. It is said this is the toughest trail in the park. It was certainly very strenuous in several sections.

I've done this Trail in various sections. some of that I really love some of it I'm not totally thrilled with. recently we did deception from gate Hill to Cats Elbow which is a gorgeous section and very rarely done. I also really like the part between kakiat Park and big hill shelter. the first and last sections are my least favorites I think

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Challenging and great views. Up and down peaks!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Had a black bear encounter today (Wednesday, July 19th) as I was returning from "The Pines", about 2 miles from the dump-out point long the Palisades Parkway hiker crossing. Halfway down the hill, distracted by my own singing (yes, I was being very loud), I turned my head to the right and no more than 15-20 feet away ( about 3 car lengths), stood a VERY large bear, as this was my first ever bear encounter, I was paralyzed from fear, as this was my first ever encounter with a bear and it's incredibly close proximity to the trail into my eyes (it was instinctual, I'll know not to do that next time) Keep in mind, it seems to be peak blueberry season and the valley I was descending to had an abundant supply for Harriman's berry-loving bears, so the likelihood of bears in that area may be higher this time of year.

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

I did a few miles of the trail, parked on Queensboro rd and took the white trail to the yellow trail that lead up to pingpy mountain. I had to turn around when I got to the top because it had rained the night before and between the damp ground and the wet leaves it was extremely dangerous. I will definitely come back in the spring to do it again.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The toughest end to end trail in Harriman . The SBM never makes it easy! Great for overnighter on weekends ! Stay alert as trail can be difficult in spots , especially on the Pyngyp the toughest climb up or down I've done in Harriman .

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