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Tuxedo - Ramapo Torne - Dutch Dr loop

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A long hike or 1-night backpack with great views and a series of challenging, rocky hills.


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13.6

Miles

21.9

KM

Loop

1,186' 362 m

High

411' 125 m

Low

2,020' 616 m

Up

2,019' 616 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Overview

This is a scenic and challenging Harriman hike. It starts slow and gradually climbs to Russian Bear and Ramapo Torne, where the best views are. Then the route turns north and hits its toughest section, with several consecutive climbs and descents. There are plenty of views still, before it slowly descends to the pretty Lake Sebago. It even has a good camping option, making it a great 1-night backpack.

Description

From Tuxedo take the Kakiat Trail (white) down across Seven Lakes Drive. Continue on the Kakiat Trail, cross the creek, and then take a right on the Hillburn-Torne-Sebago trail (orange trail). Follow the Hillburn-Torne-Sebago to Russian Bear, and then to Ramapo Torne. This trail should not be hard for most hikers, as footing is good and it is well-marked.

Backtrack a little and take a left on the well-marked Seven Hills Trail (blue) all the way back across the creek and up to Diamond Mountain. This trail is one of the most challenging but beautiful trails in Harriman. As you might guess from the name, it is very hilly. Several of the ascents are scrambles and involve using your hands. The ascents and descents come one after another, making it challenging to keep a good pace or rhythm. With that said, the views are excellent on all of the peaks and it is worth all the effort.

This is the most challenging, but also the most scenic, part of the hike. There are many ups and downs with a few easy scrambles.

Once you reach Diamond Mountain on the Seven Hills Trail, take a left on the Hillburn-Torne-Sebago trail which takes you down to Lake Sebago. Then take the red trail up to Dutch Doctor. Up to this point it is a 12-13 mile hike. There is a lean-to and camping sites at Dutch Doctor. From Dutch Doctor, take the Tuxedo - Mt. Ivy Trail out to Tuxedo (3-4 miles). The Tuxedo - Mt. Ivy trail is a moderate trail, with uneven ground and some rocks but not it is not challenging.

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Photos

The group looks toward Mahwah, NJ and New York City off on the horizon.
Mar 9, 2017 near Sloatsburg, NY
It's a bit of a scramble making your way up this part near the summit.
Mar 9, 2017 near Sloatsburg, NY
House ruins along pine meadow lake
Jul 13, 2019 near Sloatsburg, NY
A great day to scramble up Ramapo Torne in Harriman State Park. Below is I-87 and far in the distance is the New York City skyline.
Jul 21, 2018 near Sloatsburg, NY
5 ft Rat Snake on a tree branch!
Feb 9, 2018 near Sloatsburg, NY
The Dutch Doctor Shelter provides a welcome place to rest your head or eat lunch along the Tuxedo - Mt. Ivy trail.
Apr 2, 2017 near Sloatsburg, NY

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Jun 10, 2020
Emily Gee
Aug 11, 2019
Bert Holtappels
May 26, 2018
Robert Gall
A lot of downed trees and messed up parts of trail, also a lot of beautiful scenery and overlooks. 13.6mi
Oct 7, 2017
Stan K
ended with hiking up the red trail to the lake and back down with white to the parking. 11.6mi
Aug 16, 2017
Daria Holubytska
Aug 8, 2017
TMichele Register
overnighter 13.6mi
Jul 4, 2017
Joshua Ledden
Apr 23, 2017
Eric Svetnikov