Total Time: 2:20 hr
Estimated Distance: 1.9 miles
Level of Difficulty: Slightly difficult with light scramble
Level of Interest: Recommended; a short hike with a fantastic rewarding view.
Points Of Interest: Scrambles and Views
Long Path (Green Blaze)
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The Long Path at Long Mountain is a well-preserved trail up a relatively short mountain with a great view. I parked in the parking area off of Route 6, and then walked on the Long Path down into a small valley. Instead of continuing up the mountain on the path at this point, I veered off to the west on an old woods road trail that follows along the side of a stream until Deep Hollow.
That path actually picks up the Long Path after its decent back down from the mountain. I took this part up, and on the rocky summit has a beautiful, almost panoramic view. I headed back down and continued along the the Long Path back to the car.
|Map of the route.|
|Trailhead Information Kiosk at the beginning of the hike|
|A 5 Lined Skink Basking in the Sun|
These are one of the only lizard species that live in the area.
|View Ascending Near the Summit. Facing North|
into Military Property.
|The Summit of Long Mountain, with the Famous Long Path Blaze|
|The Torrey Memorial, Hewn Into Stone,|
Atop Long Mountain Summit.
|Looking Towards the Rocky Summit of Popolopen.|
|Looking Towards the the entire expanse of Bear Mountain.|
|Rocky area on the Summit. Facing south.|