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Harriman State Park Loop

Intermediate/Difficult

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7.3 mile 11.8 kilometer loop
90% Runnable
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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This loop will bring you past a number of brooks, and up-and-down a good number of great viewpoints.

Karl W

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Overview

This is a day run route that you can access with mass transportation from NYC. You'll run 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 run 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 run 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 run to rejoin the light blue Seven Hills Trail. This will take you back to the trailhead.

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Land Manager: NY State Parks

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Mostly technical terrain. Challenging ascents. 7.3mi

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Just a few strides from the parking area, keep your eyes peeled for this beautiful spot.
Feb 2, 2017 near Sloatsburg, NY
Up there awaits the summit!
Mar 9, 2017 near Sloatsburg, NY
Stay mindful of where you step - there are Eastern Timberland Rattlesnakes in Harriman State Park.
Jan 22, 2017 near Sloatsburg, NY
Look east from the summit to enjoy the view toward Mahwah and NYC far on the horizon.
Mar 9, 2017 near Sloatsburg, NY
Manhattan skyline from Ramapo Torne!
Feb 9, 2018 near Sloatsburg, NY
One of several viewpoints along the Hillburn Torne Sebago trail in Harriman State Park. A close inspection of the horizon will reveal the New York City skyline.
Jul 21, 2018 near Sloatsburg, NY

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