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WHERE  TO  HIKE

Find information below on popular trails and loops.

You can also refer to our trail blogs here.

Note: Due to storm damage, some trail sections

are closed. Visit the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference for trail alerts.

Always carry out what you carry in!

IN THE VILLAGE OF SLOATSBURG

Rail: From Penn Station, NYC, board NJ Transit (Metro North) to Secaucus Station to Sloatsburg Station - njtransit.com 

Bus: From Port Authority Bus Terminal, board Coach USA/Short Line Bus Network, to “Rt17 & Mill St Sloatsburg” - coachusa.com 

Car: Via Palisades Parkway to Exit 9W onto I-87/287 going North to Exit 15A, left on 17 

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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.

IN THE VILLAGE OF SUFFERN

Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail (SBM - Yellow)

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.

Kakiat Trail (White Blaze with letter K)

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 in the park.

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 GETTING TO SUFFERN

Rail: From Penn Station, NYC, board NJ Transit to Secaucus Station to Suffern Station - njtransit.com

Bus: From Port Authority Bus Terminal, board Coach USA/Short Line Bus Network, to “Orange Avenue-Suffern” - coachusa.com

Car: Via Palisades Parkway to Exit 9W onto I-87/287 north to Exit 15A, right on 17

 IN THE TOWN OF STONY POINT

Rail + Car: Take MTA transit from Harlem 125th Street to Cortlandt Peekskill (45m), then taxi (27m) to Stony Point.   

Bus: From Port Authority Bus Terminal, board Coach USA/Short Line Bus Network, to “Route 202 - Stony Point” - coachusa.com 

Car: I-95/GW Bridge to 9W to Palisades Parkway Exit 15, Gate Hill Rd to Main St.

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The Long Path

In Stony Point, the Long Path Trail can be accessed at Willow Grove Road but did you know you can hop on The Long Path  in New York City? The following description is from The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Full NYNJTC link here.

The Long Path begins at the 175th Street Subway Station in New York City. The aqua blazes begin in Fort Lee, on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge. For the first fourteen miles to the New York State line, it crosses the George Washington Bridge, then follows along the Palisades through lands of the Palisades Interstate Park. There are many spectacular views of the Hudson River and New York City along the way.

After crossing into Rockland County, New York, the LP turns away from the Hudson River between Piermont and Upper Nyack, but then continues to follow the Palisades Escarpment to its end in Mt. Ivy. Much of the route is through State Parks but the trail also serves as a link to smaller county and town parks. There is some road walking through the towns of Piermont and Upper Nyack. There are extensive views of the lower Hudson River valley along the way, with the most dramatic views on Hook Mountain and High Tor.

Leaving the Palisades, the Long Path Trail enters Harriman State Park, passing through the park in a northwesterly direction and entering Orange County. The park is criss-crossed with an abundance of trails, and there are many opportunities for circular hikes. The trail crosses the AT,which can be followed to reach the Shawangunk Ridge Trail (SRT) in High Point State Park in northwest New Jersey. The SRT in turn connects with the LP in the Town of Greenville, NY. This route provides a backpacking alternative to the Orange County route, which involves a long roadwalk.

1777 & Timp Torne trails can be accessed off 9W & 202
NOTE: Trails sections are CLOSED due to storm damage. Visit here for the NYNJTC's detour map.

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