Harriman State Park,
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
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.|