Sunday, March 24, 2013

Halfway Mountain Last Season Snow
Harriman State Park

Rockland County,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Pine Meadow Trail Trail: Red blaze
Stony Brook Trail: Yellow blaze
Kakiat Trail: White blaze
Hillburn-Torne-Sebago Trail: Orange blaze

Total Time: 1:30 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.65 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Recommended
Points Of Interest: Scenic brook, waterfall, and view
Pros: Very scenic area, especially after the gas pipeline
Cons: Often many people present on weekends

Hiking Partner:

Rachel Friedman

Google Map of Parking:

View 2013 Hiking Locations in a larger map

This was really the last hike in the snow. It was already late March and most of the snow had melted from the storm the prior week, but here in this deep valley the sun hadn't been able to reach the snow and melt it, so there was plenty around. I do this trail often, so apologize for all of you seeing this hike again, but this is a really pretty area and looks different in every season.

We parked at the Reeves Meadow area, and took the Pine Meadow Trail to the Stony Brook Trail, to the Kakiat Trail, and then to the Cascade of Slid waterfall. We then climbed up the short climb on the Hillburn-Torne-Sebago Trail to the Halfway Mountain lookout, and then climbed back down, crossed the brook on the washed-out bridge, and then too the Pine Meadow Trail all the way back.

Map of the Route

Intersection of the Pine Meadow and Stony Brook Trails

Cascade of Slid Waterfall

Along the side of the Gorge after the pipeline.
This part of the hike is very scenic.

View from Halfway Mountain looking at North Hill.

View from Halfway Mountain looking northwest

Me at the Halfway Mountain View

Me at the Halfway Mountain View

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