Sunday, January 20, 2013

Reeves Brook to North Hill Loop
Harriman State Park

Rockland County,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Reeves Brook Trail: White blaze
Seven Hills Trail: Blue blaze
Racoon Brook Hills Trail: Black blaze
Hillburn-Torne Sebago (HTS) Trail: Orange blaze
Pine Meadown Trail: Red blaze
Pine Meadow Connector Trail: Unblazed
Stony Brook Trail: Yellow blaze

Total Time: 2:15 hour
Estimated Distance: 4.85 miles
Level of Difficulty: Difficult, especially in the snow
Level of Recommendation: Highly Recommended
Points Of Interest: Several good views, serene area, good workout

Hiking Partner:
Debbie Koegel

Google Map of Parking:

View 2013 Hiking Locations in a larger map

It had snowed again the previous week, and this was a great snow hike. The weather had warmed up to the 40's, but there was a high wind advisory. We parked at the Reeves Meadow area on 7 Lakes Drive, and immediately turned up to the Reeves Brook Trail. We took the trail to the intersection of the Seven Hills Trail, which we took south to the Torne View. This is excellent view, however we couldn't stay here too long because the howling winds were chilling our bones at this very exposed area.

From the Torne View we took the Raccoon Brook Hills Trail, at its eastern terminus, and then took the trail up to the Pulpit view. From there we took the HTS Trail north, and then descended the mountain by the Pine Meadow Brook. From there we took the Pine Meadow Trail to the unmarked Pine Meadow Trail Connector down to the Stony Brook Trail, then back to the Pine Meadow Trail and back to the car.

Map of the Route

Approaching the Torne View

Torne View. Facing Northwest.
Me at the Torne View

Climbing up past the Torne View

Me at the top of TorneView

View at the Pulpit

View at North Hill Summit.
Looking Northeast to Halfway and Diamond Mountain.


  1. Hi, Heshy, you might want to take a look at this, if you did not see it

    Jonathan Beard

  2. I would love if Google paid me to do something like this for East Coast hikes.

  3. Thanks for this post!