Sunday, December 29, 2013

Kakiat Before Rain

Kakiat Before Rain
Kakiat County Park
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Mountain Trail: Orange blaze

Total Time: 0:55
Estimated Distance: 1.5 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Recommended for short and sweet hike
Points Of Interest: Kakiat Mountain View
Pros: Bottom part of park very busy

Google Map of Parking:

View 2013 Hiking Locations in a larger map

Kakiat is one of my favorite short hikes. Its close to home and is a short and sweet climb with an excellent view. The weather forecast had called for heavy rain most of the day. When I woke up in the morning, it had not started raining yet. I checked the radar and noticed I have a about an hour or two until the rain starts, so I opted for this quick and close-by hike and beat out the rain. One of the few weather conditions that I will not go hiking in is a steady cold rain. I was glad to have gotten in this hike before the storm. I parked in the main Kakiat parking area, and took the orange-blazed Mountain Trail up Kakiat Mountain to the upper viewpoint. I then took returned the same route down.

Map of the Route

View from Lookout Facing Northeast.
Cobus Mountain on the Left and South Mountain in the Distance

View from the Lookout Facing Southeast

View Facing East/Southeast with RCC
(Rockland Community College) in View
and the Palisades in the  Distance

Rock at the Lookout

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