Sunday, August 17, 2014

Black Rock And Black Rock Mountain

Harriman State Park
Orange Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Ramapo Dunderberg Trail: Red blaze

Total Time: 1:15 hour
Estimated Distance: 1.8 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Highly recommended
Points Of Interest: Black Rock View and Region
Pros: Good climb, excellent view, beautiful area, rocky outcrops
Cons: Parking can be difficult on weekends

Hiking Partner:
Shimmy Rosenberg

Google Map of Parking:

View 2014 Hiking Locations in a larger map

This is a great hike when short on time. White Rock Mountain is very scenic with stunning views and scenery. We parked in the parking area on Lake Kanawauke Road (County 106) by the Ramapo Dunderberg trailhead, and climbed up White Rock Mountain to the view. We continued along the Ramapo Dunderberg Trail to White Rock, a large rock in an open area, and then descended slightly into the valley and back to the treeline. We turned around at this point off the trail and bushwacked slightly around on the rocky treeless area back to the White Rock Mountain view. We then descended from here back down the same way.

Please note my camera is out of commission; these pictures were taken with my cell phone.

Map of the Route.
Harriman/Bear Mountain Trails Northern Map

Me at the Viewpoint at Black Rock Mountain

Me at the Viewpoint at Black Rock Mountain

Black Rock Mountain View

Black Rock Mountain View

Shimmy and Myself at the Black Rock Mountain View

Beautiful Scenery Atop Black Rock Mountain.
Black Rock is Ahead to the Right.

Me Atop Black Rock

View from Black Rock

View from Black Rock

View From Black Rock

Ascending the Mountain at the Bushwack Portion

Selfie at a New Sign Posted Near the Trailhead

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