Harriman State Park
Arden-Surebridge Trail: Red blaze
Total Time: 0:30 hour
Estimated Distance: 0.75 miles
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Level of Recommendation: Recommended for a short hike with good view
Points of Interest: Lake Skanatati and good view
Pros: Lake scenery and good view
Cons: Very busy area, especially on weekends and Holidays
Google Map of Parking:
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My knee had been getting better, and I decided to take my first hike with a climb. The climb is very short, but is a climb nevertheless, with a short scramble near the top. The top also affords a very good view. Although I have been hear many times, rarely do I just climb up this short hike and then climb back down. This is a recommended hike for someone who wants to do a very short hike in Harriman and get a nice climb with a view and also a lake.
We parked in the parking area for Lake Skanatati on Seven Lakes Drive, and took the Arden-Surebridge Trail up the mountain towards the view. We then turned around and went back the same way. The parking lot was very busy being that it was Memorial Day with great weather, but we were lucky to get a parking spot that had just opened up. If coming here on weekends or a Holiday, make sure to arrive early to ensure a parking spot.
|Map of the Route.
Harriman/Bear Mountain Trails (North and South)
|View from the top, with Lake Skanatati and Kanawauke