WHERE TO HIKE
Find information below on popular trails and loops.
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TRAIL HEADS WITHIN SUFFERN
The SBM is the longest trail in Harriman State Park,
23 to 25 miles (depending on who you ask). It's also
the closest Harriman Trail to NYC with an easy
commute just a walking distance from the train station.
The Kakiat trail is 7.0 mile point to point. The trail head
is located in the Village of Montebello off Route 202.
Both the Kakiat and SBM branch out to trail systems north in the park.
GETTING TO SUFFERN
Hikers can hop on the NJ TRANSIT Bergen Line from Penn Station straight to Suffern. IN SUFFERN , FOLLOW THE YELLOW BLAZES FROM THE STATION RIGHT TO THE TRAIL HEAD. LOCATED ALONG ROUTE 59 SOME 500 FT. NORTH OF THE NYS THRUWAY CROSSING AND ACROSS FROM THE "WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF SUFFERN" SIGN. ON THE WAY, PICK UP COFFEE AT A NUMBER OF SPOTS IN THE VILLAGE.
TRAIL HEADS WITHIN SLOATSBURG
It's a mere 1.5 miles from the Sloatsburg Train Station in the village center to the Reeves Meadow Visitor's Center. If you're visiting on a Saturday or Sunday, expect over saturation of hikers and parking at the trail heads from Reeves. Below is a list of a few favorite trails and loops.
The Sloatsburg commuter lot makes for perfect parking and an easy walk to great eateries.
RAMAPO TORNE LOOP (approximately 5.1 miles)
The Ramapo Torne Loop includes parts of several popular trails including Seven Hills (Blue Blaze), Reeves Brook (White Blaze), and Hillburn-Torne-Sebago (Orange Blaze).
PINE MEADOW LAKE LOOP (Red Blaze)
Pine Meadow Lake Loop is perhaps the most popular day hike trail for first-time Harriman State Park visitors. The trail skirts along the rushing waters of Stony Brook veering off to higher ground which eventually brings you to Pine Meadow Lake.
DATER MOUNTAIN NATURE COUNTY PARK
An alternative to the Reeves trail heads is Dater Mountain Nature Park, one of two Rockland County parks in Sloatsburg. Visitors can take Seven Lakes Drive to Johnsontown Road where at the end there's circle parking. Be sure to only park on the outer ring of the cul de sac or your vehicle could be ticketed and/or towed. The trail heads here include the Kakiat (K) trail, Tuxedo-Mount Ivy Trail, Blue Disc Trail, mining features, Dutch Doctor shelter and more.
MUNSEE-EAGLE / STERLING FOREST (Multi-Use trail)
The Munsee-Eagle along w/ the Hutchinson/Red Black Trails form a 7-mile loop connecting the Caretaker and South Gate parking lots at the forest. The trails wind playfully across stone and wooden bridges through valleys and ravines and a multitude of habitats, past glacial erratics and dramatic cliffs, creating a fun engaging experience. The Munsee-Eagle is designated for hikers and mountain bikers, while the Hutchinson/Red Black Trail additionally incorporates equestrian use. The trail was produced and is maintained by the Palisades MTB and the New York-New Jerey Trail Conference.