Sunday, June 17, 2012

Stockbridge Mountain

Harriman State Park
Orange County,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Menomine Trail: Yellow blaze
Long Path: Green blaze
Lake Tiorati Trail: Blue blaze

Total Time: 1:45 hours
Estimated Distance: 4.2 miles
Level of Difficulty: Slightly Difficult
Level of Recommendation: Not Recommended
Points Of Interest: Very quiet part of the park

Hiking Partners:

S&M Rosenberg
Yehuda Koblick
Mordy Weiss

Google Maps of Parking:


View 2012 Hiking in a larger map


View 2012 Hiking in a larger map

Stockbridge Mountain is a long mountain going across the northwest portion of Harriman State Park. It is a fairly quiet part of the park with few hikers visiting this area. This hike involves a good stretch of the Long Path which I had never hiked before, so I wanted to hike its length. However, I was a bit disappointed that despite its elevation there were no views. So while this trail is very tranquil, there are no views.

For the hike, we parked the first car at the Lake Tiorati picnic area by Tiorati Circle, and then all went further to the Silvermine Lake picnic area and parked there. (note: there is an $8 charge to park at both these places on Sunday's in the summer.) We hiked up the Menomine Trail, crossing Seven Lakes Drive and passing along the side of Lake Nawahunta. After this the trail climbs the mountain and intersects the Long Path. we headed south on the Long Path along the ridge of Stockbridge Mountain all the way down to Arden Valley Road, and then took the road to the short Lake Tiorati Trail back to the car.

Map of the Route

Lake Nawahunta, near the beginning of the hike

Our group of hikers, minus Shimmy the photographer

Typical forest scene above Stockbridge Mountain

Most of our group at the summit rock.

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