Pine Meadow trail: Red blaze
Stony Brook Trail: Yellow blaze
Kakiat Trail: White blaze
7 Hills Trail: Black blaze
Hillburn-Torne-Sebago (HTS) Trail: Orange blaze
Total Time: 2:00 hours
Estimated Distance: 3.8 miles
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Level of Recommendation: Highly Recommended
Points Of Interest: Hike through brook, good climb, excellent view, amazing blueberries
Google Maps of Parking:
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North Hill is a high point with a great view in the southern portion of Harriman. The hike starts at the Reeves Meadow trailhead on 7 Lakes Drive near Sloatsburg. There are many different trails branching off this area, and the main trail, the Pine Meadow Trail, is usually very busy and is the most visited trail in Harriman State Park. I hiked on this trail along the side of the Pine Meadow Brook on the Pine Meadow Trail, and then along the Stony Brook Trail and Kakiat Trails along the side of the brook, and then veered right at the 7 Hills Trail junction to climb up the mountain. This part is a steady climb up. Near the top there are lots of blueberry bushes, and being mid-June there were lots of blueberries to pick. There was one larger blueberry tree that I found that had a tremendous yield of blueberries, and within about ten minutes I was able to fill a large Gatorade bottle with big juicy blueberries.
At the top is an amazing view to the west and to the north. The view west is very expansive. From this point I tool the HTS Trail down back to the Pine Meadow Trail, and continued along the Pine Meadow Trail back to the trailhead.
|Map of the Route
|Me at the Very Prolific Blueberry Bush,
with a Gatorade Bottle Full of Berries
|View Atop North Hill. Facing Northwest
|View from North Hill Viewpoint. Facing West.
|The Same View as Above Zoomed In
|View of Halfway Mountain from the North Hill Viewpoint.
|Shrubs Atop the Mountain. Facing North.