Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dater Mountain County Park
Sleater Hill

Rockland County,
New York

Blue Trail: Blue Blaze
Orange Trail: Orange Blaze

Harriman Park-Southern
Trail Map 118
Start Point Map Coordinates: 58,69

Total Time: 1:15 min
Estimated Distance: 2.2 Miles

This is a good short hike. It is in a new section of Daters County Park, and these two trails are new. I was excited to see these new additions in the 2008 Edition of the Harriman Trail Maps. Daters Park is adjacent to Harriman, and the Orange Trail continues into Harriman. I started at the parking area on Johnsontown Rd., and headed up the Orange Trail, until it intersected with the beginning of the Blue Trail. Went southwest on the blue trail until the view which is right above the Thruway. This view is literally directly above the highway, and you are looking down straight onto it.

Continued along till the end of the Blue Trail at the Orange Trail, and then took the Orange Trail back up the mountain and then down. There is a really good view here facing North and South Hills, and Diamond and Halfway Mountains in Harriman. This view is not show on the map, but it is a very good one. I continued down the Orange Trail back to the car.

Map of the route

Looking south at the Thruway from Sleater Hill

Looking south towards South Hill

Looking east at the village of Sloatsburg

Looking directly below at the Thruway

North Hill and Halfway Mountain

North Hill and Halfway Mountain

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