Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lake Sebago Blauvelt Mnt Loop
Harriman State Park

Rockland County and Orange County,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy Trail: Red blaze
White Bar Trail: White blaze
Triangle Trail: Yellow blaze
Victory Trail: Blue blaze

Total Time: 2:40 hours
Estimated Distance: 6.5 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Recommended
Points Of Interest: Very tranquil and remote part of the park

Google Maps of Parking:

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I took this hike on a fantastic September day, with bright blue skies, low humidity, and a temperature in the mid-70's. Although the first part of this hike is along a busy stretch along Lake Sebago and close to the road, the remainder is very remote and quiet. I only encountered one person on the rest of the hike.

I parked at the Lake Sebago Boat Launch, and walked south along the eastern shore of Lake Sebago all the way to the dam, and then from there took the Tuxedo-Mt Ivy Trail and up to the small notch. From there it joins the White Bar Trail briefly, and then merges off. I continued along the White Bar Trail past the Dutch Doctor Shelter, and then went along the Triangle Trail to the western spur of Lake Sebago. From there continued along the Triangle to the southern shore of Lake Skenonto. This lake is very remote without any road access, and is indeed very pretty.

From Lake Skenonto I took the Victory Trail south back to the White Bar Trail, where it ascends a shoulder of Blauvelt Mountain, and affords a moderate view at the top of the climb. From there continued south back to the Tuxedo-Mt Ivy Trail and then retraced my way back to the car.

Map of the Route

Lake Sebago, from the eastern shore.
Looking west across the Lake.

Dutch Doctor Shelter

Western Spur of Lake Sebago.
Facing east. Note the Maple Tree starting to change color.

Southern end of Lake Skenonto.

Same View as Above, Zoomed out.
Parker Cabin Mountain in background.

View from White Bar Trail on Blauvelt Mountain.
Facing West.

Interesting Orange Mushrooms along the Tuxedo-Mt Ivy Trail.

1 comment:

  1. Its hard to tell for sure, since there isnt a clear view of the underside, but I think you have jack-o-lantern (Omphalotus olearius) mushrooms there. Poisonous, wont kill you, but make you wish they had. But when very fresh they glow in the dark. Nice pic!