Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kakiat Mountain

Kakiat County Park /
Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Mountain Trail: Orange blaze
Kakiat Trail: White blaze
Old Mill Trail: Blue blaze

Total Time: 1:20 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.65 Miles
Level of Difficulty: Slightly Difficult
Level of Recommendation: Highly recommended
Points Of Interest: Good climb and view on top

Google Maps of Parking:

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I was short on time so had to do a quick hike with a good workout, so Kakiat was perfect. The snow had all melted earlier last week, and the weather was relatively mild. I started in the main parking area, climbed up the Mountain Trail to the view atop Kakiat Mountain, and continued along the Mountain Trail past the power lines to the end of the trail at the Kakiat Trail. Took the Kakiat Trail all the way down, and at the intersection with the Old Mill Trail cut across straight into the woods along the stream for a short shortcut to the Old Mill Trail. From the Old Mill Trail went along the side of the Mahwah River and back to the parking area.

Map of the Route

The Bridge Across the Mahwah River.
At the Beginning of the Hike.
The Water Level is Very High

View at the top of Kakiat,
Facing Lower Cobus Mnt and the power lines.
Facing Northeast

The View from the top of Kakiat.
Facing Southeast with the Parking Area and the Mahwah River Below.

Another View from the top.
Facing East.

The Mountain Trail Directly Past the View,
Heading Towards the Power Lines.

1 comment:

  1. looks like a nice little hike, closer than going to bear mountain , and up and down a few times with a good pack on would be worthwhile training ! thanks for posting ...