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blueBlack Harriman State Park Loop

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Trail

7.3 mile 11.8 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,109' 338 m
Descent: -1,104' -337 m
High: 1,222' 373 m
Low: 449' 137 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

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

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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 yellow-blazed Hillburn-Torne Sebago (H-TS) trail. Head left (south) towards the Russian Bear overlook.

Continue along the yellow 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

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May 12, 2019
Theus R
Aug 12, 2018
Seongwoo Hwang
Jul 21, 2018
Lou Poulas
1750 ft gain. Some awesome sections, but some boring ones too. I am sure better in spring too when streams flowing 8.1mi — 3h 30m
Jul 12, 2018
AhZawng LaAwng
Apr 14, 2018
Vanessa Vincent
7.5mi
Jan 14, 2018
Greg Claus
Dec 26, 2017
John Moody
Great hike taking you over beautiful creeks and great overlooks. Fun to tackle the more technical parts of the trail near the overlooks. You’ll enj…
Nov 19, 2017
Fahad Rana
Trail conditions are good.

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  4.4 from 11 votes

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