Monday, December 2, 2013

Little Tor Loop,
High Tor State Park

Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Long Path: Green blaze
Little Tor Trail: White blaze

Total Time: 1 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.3 miles
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Level of Recommendation: Recommended for an easy hike to a view
Points Of Interest: View of the Haverstraw Area
Pros: Excellent Views
Cons: Full of Creepy Graffiti, Views are Very Urban

Google Map of Parking:

View 2013 Hiking Locations in a larger map

I had was able to take off Monday morning for a short and easy hike. Little Tor is a short mountain popping out of the Palisades Ridge with dramatic views and a steep cliff face. I parked at the top of Central Highway, and then the took the Long Path west. Where the power lines cross, I veered off onto the power lines trail to the top to get glimpse of the view here. The view is very good, but it is full of graffiti which really ruins the atmosphere, together with the power lines. You can merge right back onto the Long Path from here, and I did that and continued along the Long Path until the Little Tor Trail. Although this trail is not an official trail on the map, it is blazed with a white blaze. I took the Little Tor trail  up to the top, and then climbed down by bushwacking back to the Long Path, and then went back to my car.

Map of the Route.
Hudson Palisades Trails - New  York Section

View from the Power Lines Looking Northwest
Towards West Haverstraw and Stony Point

View from the Power Lines Looking North

Rocks Atop the Power Line View

View of the Ramapo Mountains.
Facing Northeast.

View of Haverstraw and  Power Plants from Little Tor

View of Garnerville from Little Tor

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