Sunday, July 11, 2010

Long Path at Big Hill

Harriman State Park,
Rockland County, NY

Long Path: Blue Blaze
Suffern-Bear Mountain (SBM) Trail: Yellow Blaze
Woodtown Road

Total Time: 1:45 min
Estimated Distance: 4.2 Miles

Hiking Partner:
Shimmy Rosenberg

We started at the trailhead at the Long Path on Call Hollow Road, and headed up the mountain continuing up the Long Path. This is a gradual but good climb which is very scenic and well-forested. Continued past the woods road, and then continued to the intersection with the SBM Trail, which we took from there up the short scramble to the top of Big Hill, where there is a shelter and a nice view.

Continued down the long path, then took the woods road to another unnamed woods road which leads down to the Second Reservoir. From there took the Woodtown Road Trail to the first reservoir, and then the reservoir access road back to the trailhead where our car was parked.

Map of the route

Me at the trailhead

The shelter atop big hill. Facing north.

Atop Big Hill facing east.

On the rock at Bill Hill. Facing South.

Low Exposure shot facing east towards Hi Tor

Second Reservoir

Second Reservoir.
Notice the low water level due to the drought.

First Reservoir

First Reservoir from the dam

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