Sunday, August 3, 2014

Blueberry Picking In Pine Meadow Brook Area

Harriman State Park
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:

Pine Meadow Trail: Red blaze
Stony Brook Trail: Yellow blaze
Kakiat Trail: White blaze
Hillburn-Torne Sebago (HTS) Trail: Orange blaze
7 Hills Trail: Blue blaze

Total Time: 2:45 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.6 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Highly recommended
Points Of Interest: Scenic brook, good view
Pros: Enjoyable popular hike in Harriman, good blueberries near top of mountain
Cons: Area is busy on weekends

Hiking Partner:
Shimmy Rosenberg

Google Map of Parking:

View 2014 Hiking Locations in a larger map

We parked in the Reeves Meadow area, and headed up the Pine Meadow Trail, to the Stony Brook Trail, to the Kakiat trail, to the Cascade of Slid waterfall. The Cascade of Slid was starting to dry up due to the lack or rain. We continued to HTS Trail, where we crossed the brook where the bridge was out. We then took the HTS Trail up to Chimpmunk Mountain, where there is a really good blueberry tree near the top. At the expansive view on the top we turned around and took the 7 Hills Trail down back toward the brook, and then took the Pine Meadow Trail all the way back to the trailhead.

Map of the Route

Shimmy Crossing the Brook Where the HTS Bridge is Out

HTS Trail Crossing the Pine Meadow Brook

Shimmy Ascending in a Grove of Ferns

Our Rich Blueberry Bush

Ascending to the Top of the Mountain

Scenery at the Top of the Mountain

View from the Top, Facing North

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