Harriman State Park,
Orange Co. (and a very small part of Rockland Co.),
Arden-Surebridge Trail: Red blaze
Red Cross Trail: Red blaze
Lake Askoti Road (unblazed)
Total Time: 2:00 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.2 Miles
Pros: Tranquil area, nice view and lakes
It had a been a while since I've hiked this area. The weather after the big snowstorms the prior week had been warm, and much of the snow had melted. However, there was still good snow coverage up in the mountains where we went hiking. We parked at the Lake Skanatati parking area on Seven Lakes Drive, and met some sport car enthusiasts in the parking area.
took the Arden-Surebridge Trail up the hill to the Red Cross Trail. We then took the trail down, crossed Seven Lakes Drive, and went to the rock that juts into the north face of Lake Askoti. After taking some pictures, we climbed up the mountain on the trail to the view, and then continued along to the trail all the way to the Hasenclever Road offhshoot. We went on that road, continuing along to the Lake Askoti dam and outlet, to Seven Lakes Drive, and then back to our car.