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Harriman State Park Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (13) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This loop will bring you past a number of brooks, and up-and-down a good number of great viewpoints.


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7.4

Miles

11.9

KM

Loop

1,219' 371 m

High

451' 137 m

Low

1,154' 352 m

Up

1,144' 349 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Overview

This is a day hike route that you can access with mass transportation from NYC. You'll hike along a brook and up a number of hills with great views.

Need to Know

Watch out for rattlesnakes.

Description

This trail is accessible via public transportation from NYC. To do so, take the metro line from Penn Station towards the Port Jarvis line and exit at the Sloatsburg station. Then hike along Seven Lakes Road - mindful of traffic - to the Reeve's Visitors Center where the trail starts. Just make sure you give yourself ample time to complete the hike and catch the metro.

You can go either direction around this loop; you can also shorten it or lengthen it as well (see some of the other trail guides). This is a lengthy route but will take you along a few lovely brooks, and up-and-down a lot of steep to moderate hills with excellent views.

Start along the red-blazed Pine Meadow Trail until you reach the white and blue trails. Leave the red trail onto the white Kakiat Trail heading east for about a third-of-a-mile until you reach the black-blazed Raccoon Brook Hills Trail. Head northeast on this trail up Raccoon Brook Hill for a good vantage point. Follow the trail down from the hill along the black blazes until you reach the orange-blazed Hillburn-Torne Sebago (H-TS) trail. Head left (south) towards the Russian Bear overlook.

Continue along the orange trail; it will join a light blue trail for a fifth-of-a-mile before heading southwest again on its own. This will take you to one of the best viewpoints (Ramapo Torne). Head down the steepest descent of the hike to rejoin the light blue Seven Hills Trail. This will take you back to the trailhead.

Contacts

Land Manager: NY State Parks

Shared By:

Karl W with improvements by Joseph Hubicki

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  4.3 from 13 votes

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Photos

It's a bit of a scramble making your way up this part near the summit.
Mar 9, 2017 near Sloatsburg, NY
The group looks toward Mahwah, NJ and New York City off on the horizon.
Mar 9, 2017 near Sloatsburg, NY
Up there awaits the summit!
Mar 9, 2017 near Sloatsburg, NY
Just a few strides from the parking area, keep your eyes peeled for this beautiful spot.
Feb 2, 2017 near Sloatsburg, NY
Streamside near the trailhead
Sep 25, 2017 near Sloatsburg, NY
5 ft Rat Snake on a tree branch!
Feb 9, 2018 near Sloatsburg, NY

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Oct 25, 2020
Shiju mj
Sep 20, 2020
Rosa S
Aug 13, 2020
Darwin Bautista
May 3, 2020
Felix Rosario
9h 30m
Oct 24, 2019
Jenny Moy
8.4mi
Sep 30, 2019
Christopher Klingaman
Pretty views, nice looking in the fall. 7.3mi
Sep 1, 2019
R C
Sep 1, 2019
Matthew Smyth