Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wildcat Mountain

Wildcat Mountain
Harriman State Park,
Orange County,
New York


Wildcat Mountain Trail: White Blaze

Total Time: 1:30 hr
Estimated Distance: 2.5 miles
Level of Difficulty: Medium
Recommendation: Recommended for a relatively short hike to a good viewpoint.
Points Of Interest: Wildcat Mountain Viewpoint

Hiking Partner:
Rachel Friedman

Google Map of Parking:

View Wilcat Mnt in a larger map

This is a trail in Harriman I have never taken before, and it is the only trail in Harriman on the other side of Route 17 and the Thruway. It is a very short ascent to the view of Wildcat Mountain, and the views are good. We parked in the park-and-ride at the intersection ramp of Route 17 and 17A, where the trail starts, and climbed this short and somewhat steep stretch to the view. After the view we continued several thousand feet further climbing hoping for another view, which was not to be found, so we turned around and headed back the same route.

Map of the Route
View above Wildcat Mnt. Facing South
toward Route 17 and the NYS Thruway
At Wildcat Mnt View facing east.
At view facing south.
Rachel with the blooming rhododendrons.

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