Monday, September 23, 2013

White Bar-Lake Sebago Loop

Harriman State Park
Rockland County,
New York

Hiking Trails:

White Bar Trail: White blaze
Tuxedo-Mt Ivy Trail: Red blaze

Total Time: 1:30 hours
Estimated Distance: 3.8 miles
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Level of Recommendation: Slightly Recommended
Points Of Interest: Lake Sebago
Pros: Very quiet area of park, beautiful lake
Cons: No views, Unmarked trail part is overgrown

Google Map of Parking:

View 2013 Hiking Locations in a larger map

The weather has been beatiful for much of September, with bright blue skies and temperatures in the 70's. This day was no exception, though the morning started out cold, and I started the hike in the upper 40's and needed a light jacket. I parked at the Johnstown Road dead end, and took the White Bar Trail north from its southern terminus. This part of the trail follows the old Johnstown Road path, and it is therefore a wide trail. The Kakiat Trail intersects and comes in and then leaves. I continued up the White Bar Trail past the swamp on the left until the Tuxedo-Mt Ivy Trail intersection. I veered easy on the Tuxedo-Mt Ivy Trail, climbing up the mountain and through the notch. Then went down and headed towards Lake Sebago, where I went to a rock in the lake to take some pictures. I then veered off south prior to Seven Lakes Drive, where I picked up the trail back to the White Bar Trail. This part of the trail is ver overgrown but not recommended. I then took the White Bar Trail back to my car.

Map of the Route.
Harriman/Bear Mountain State Parks Southern Map

Bright blue Sky and Start of Foliage at the Trailhead
at Johnstown Road Cul-de-sac

Tuxedo-Mt Ivy Trail Going Through the Notch
Before Descending to Lake Sebago

Lake Sebago, at the Southern End of the Lake.
Facing East.

Lake Sebago. Facing Northeast.

Zoomed into the Above View

Lake Sebago, Facing East

Bright Red Early Ivy Foliage Along the White Bar Trail

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