Sunday, December 4, 2011

Anthony Wayne Trail

Harriman State Park
Orange Co.,
New York


1777 W Trail: Red blaze
Timp- Torne Trail: Blue blaze
Anthony Wayne Trail: White blaze

Total Time: 2:45 hr
Estimated Distance: 5.7 Miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Not Recommended
Points Of Interest: Turkey Hill Lake

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I parked at the lower Bear Mountain Trailhead off of Seven Lakes Drive, and took the 1777 W Trail west paralleling the road. At its intersection with the Time Torn Trail, took the trail across the Palisades Parkway on the overpass, and then around the Queensboro Lake police shooting range, and then continued on the trail to the shoreline of Queensboro Lake. Continued along the trail across the brook, and right after the crossing there is a nice small waterfall cascade right below the outlet dam of the Turkey Hill Lake.

Turkey Hill Lake is one of the most remote and serene Lakes in Harriman, with no vehicular access so it always requires a hike to view. Continued along the path on the southern shore of the lake, and at the intersection of the Anthony Wayne Trail I veered south onto that trail. I took the Anthony Wayne Trail in its entirety from beginning to end. Continued on the trail to Route 6, crossed the busy road, and then went into the wet and swampy area until 7 Lakes Drive. I fell in the mud a few times here on the trail getting my boots and pants all muddy. Crossed 7 Lakes Drive at Queensboro Brook, and then continued along the trail past the Anthony Wayne Rec area and then all the way to the end of the trail at the intersection of the Timp Torne Trail. Much of the Anthony Wayne Trail is very close to the highway and you constantly hear the loud sounds of the cars on the highway, which disturb the sense of serenity. Took the Timp-Torne north for a very short distance to the 1777 W and then headed back to my car from there.

Map of the Route

I recommend staying on the trail as well.
Sign on trail near Queensboro Lake.

Queensboro Lake from 1777 W Trail. Facing southeast.

Another view of Queensboro Lake

Small waerfall near the Turkey Hill Lake outlet.

Turkey Hill Lake. Facing east.

Turkey Hill Lake. Facing east with Long Mountain in the background.

Turkey Hill Lake, facing east at Bear Mountain.

Plaque explaining the revolutionary trail markers at the beginning of the trail.

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