Tuxedo-Mount Ivy (T-MI) Trail: Red blaze
Lime Kiln Mountain Trail: Unblazed
Total time: 1:00 hour
Estimated Distance: 1.5 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Highly Recommended
Points of Interest: Lime Kiln Mountain View
Pros: Excellent view that is little-known
Cons: Bottom part by power lines is boring
This is a great little hike, and its been several years since I was last here. It was a relatively warm day, with the snow almost entirely gone, save for a few patches in shady spots. I parked at the Tuxedo-Mount Ivy Trail on Diltz Road, and took the trail as it goes along the Power Line on the foot of the mountain ridge. As the trail goes into the woods, that is where the Lime Kiln Mountain Trail spurs off. The Lime Kiln Mountain Trail is unblazed but nevertheless easy to follow.
At the top of this mountain, where the trail just ends, there is an excellent view facing mostly east. From the top I turned around and about halfway down the mountain, and cut across due south towards the valley and the Tuxedo-Mount Ivy Trail. I walked along the side of the stream on the Tuxedo-Mount Ivy Trail, and then took the service road to the north of the power lines and then cut across to the trailhead after that.
|Map of the Route
Harriman/Bear Mountain Maps Southern Map
|The First Sign of Spring Green!
These thornbushes had a green stem.
|Haphazard Marking Along the Unblazed Limekiln Mountain Trail
|View of Haverstraw and the Hudson River at Haverstraw Bay from the Top
|Large "R" Spraypainted at the Top View.
Probably Stands for "Ramaquoise", the Name of the Camp at the Mountain Foot.
|Manhattan Skyline in the Distance from the View
|Another View Shot
|View Facing Camp Ramaquoise
|At View Facing Palisades Drive in Pomona
|A Soaring Turkey Vulture
|From the View Facing South Towards Dunderberg
|Natural Spring in the Valley Along the T-MI Trail
|Icicles Holding on For Dear Life