Monday, July 4, 2011

Long Mountain

Harriman State Park
orange County,
New York

Total Time: 2:20 hr
Estimated Distance: 1.9 miles
Level of Difficulty: Slightly difficult with light scramble
Level of Interest: Recommended; a short hike with a fantastic rewarding view.
Points Of Interest: Scrambles and Views

Long Path (Green Blaze)

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The Long Path at Long Mountain is a well-preserved trail up a relatively short mountain with a great view. I parked in the parking area off of Route 6, and then walked on the Long Path down into a small valley. Instead of continuing up the mountain on the path at this point, I veered off to the west on an old woods road trail that follows along the side of a stream until Deep Hollow.

That path actually picks up the Long Path after its decent back down from the mountain. I took this part up, and on the rocky summit has a beautiful, almost panoramic view. I headed back down and continued along the the Long Path back to the car.

Map of the route.
Trailhead Information Kiosk at the beginning of the hike
A 5 Lined Skink Basking in the Sun
These are one of the only lizard species that live in the area.
View Ascending Near the Summit. Facing North
into Military Property.
The Summit of Long Mountain, with the Famous Long Path Blaze
The Torrey Memorial, Hewn Into Stone,
Atop Long Mountain Summit.
Looking Towards the Rocky Summit of Popolopen.
Facing East.
Looking Towards the the entire expanse of Bear Mountain.
Facing Southeast.

Rocky area on the Summit. Facing south.

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