Sunday, September 18, 2011

Red Cross Trail

Harriman State Park,
Orange County
(and a small bit of Rockland County)
New York


Arden Surebridge (ASB) Trail: Red Triange Blaze
Red Cross Trail: Red Blaze
Long Path: Green Blaze

Total Time:
2:00 hr
Estimated Distance: 2.5 Miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Highly Recommended
Points Of Interest: Tranquil forest and lake scenery with good views

Google Maps of Parking:

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This was a stunning September day. The parking lot by the lakes often fills up rather quickly on nice weekends, so its important to get here early. I had to scramble around to find a parking spot. I started at the parking area at Lake Skanatati off of Seven Lakes Drive. I went up the ASB Trail to the view atop Pine Swamp Mountain to the famous view, and from there took the Red Cross Trail down, across Seven Lakes Drive, and onto the shore of Lake Askoti.

This part of the Lake is very serene with boulder jagging into the crystal clear water. From there continued up the trail as it climbs the eastern part of Hasenclever Mountain. There is a nice view here not shown on the Trail Conference Map overlooking Hogencamp Mountain. Continued along to intersection with the unmarked trail that passes along from Lake Askoti. From there I went back towards the shore of Lake Askoti.

Map of the Route.
I pulled this from an older post in 2009.

View from the Pine Swamp Mnt View.
Facing south facing Lake Skanatati and Lake Kanawauke

Same view, but a bit more west and zoomed.

Rock Jutting into Lake Askoti.

View of Hogencamp Mnt.

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