Anthony Wayne Trail: White blaze
Fawn Trail: Red blaze
Timp-Torne Trail: Blue blaze
Appalachian Trail: White blaze
Total Time: 2:15 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.4 Miles
Pros: Very scenic area in Harriman, Good Views
It was a late autumn day with cold weather but bright skies. The previous two days were unseasonably color, and this day, although still very cold, was at least warmer than the others.
West Mountain is one of my favorite hikes in the area, and my last several hikes up West Mountain were the southern portion. So I decided to do the northern part this time and catch what I felt would be the last of the foliage.
We parked in the Anthony Wayne Rec Area parking lot, and took the Anthony Wayne Trail, to the Fawn Trail, and then to the Timp Torne Trail. We took the Timp Torne Trail south, climbing up the mountain including the rocky scrambles. At the intersection with the Appalachian Trail, we took the combined trail route to the view on both sides of the ridge, and then turned back and took the Appalachian Trail down the mountain. We took the Appalachian Trail to the Fawn Trail, and the Fawn Trail back to where it meets the Timp Torne Trail. BUt this time we took the Timp Torne south, down to the very bottom of West Mountain, to the Anthony Wayne Trail, which we took back to the parking area and our car.
|Map of the Route|
|Bear Mountain While Ascending the Timp Torne Trail|
|Last of the Foliage on the West Mountain Ridge|
|Joseph at the top of one of the Rock Scrambles|
|View Facing North|
|View of Bear Mountain|
|Me on West Mountain|
|Me at the View|
|Hudson River Towards Peekskill|
|Bear Mountain in the Distance|
|Bear Mountain and Anthony's Nose|
|View on West Mountain Facing Northwest|
|View from West Mountain Towards the Parking Lot|
|Hudson River and Iona Island, with Dunderberg Mountain on the Right|