Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pine Meadow Brook Loop,
Harriman State Park

Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Pine Meadow Brook Trail: Red blaze
Stony Brook Trail: Yellow blaze
Connector Trail: Unblazed

Total Time: 1:15 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.2 miles
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Level of Recommendation: Recommended for short hike along brook
Points of Interest: Pine Meadow Brook
Pros: Brook scenery
Cons: Very busy area with lots of people; busiest trail in Harriman

Google Map of Parking:

View 2014 Hiking Locations in a larger map

This is a part of the park I had done many times. It was short enough to preserve my knee, but long and scenic enough to make me feel like I did a real hike despite my knee problem. Since I was alone this was a good trail choice, being the busiest area in Harriman. I parked at the Reeve's Meadow Parking area off 7 Lakes Drive, and took the Pine Meadow Trail to the Stony Brook Trail along the brook. At the bridge crossing I took the unofficial connector trail that goes up to the Pine Meadow Trail. I noticed that this trail was recently refurbished and actually met a trail conference volunteer putting new steps on this unofficial trail. I found that interesting being that this trail isn't even officially marked or on my maps. At the Pine Meadow Trail I went back and took this way back to the car.

Map of the Route. Harriman/Bear Mountain Trails, Southern Map

Pine Meadow Trail Crossing the Reeve's Brook Inlet

Pine Meadow Trail Along the Brook

Gas Line Crossing

Natural Spring.
There are Several of These Along the Hike

Trail Volunteer Fixing Up the Unmarked Connector Trail

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