Mountain Trail: Orange blaze
Kakiat Trail: White blaze
Total Time: 1:05 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.1 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Highly Recommended
Points of Interest: View
Pros: Good view and scenic hike
Cons: Power lines and gas lines take away from the natural feeling
I did not have a chance to go on a hike the Sunday before, but was able to take off for a little bit Monday morning for this relatively quick hike. The weather had been very warm, with temperatures in the 70's. I had taken my new camera and shot some photos, only to realize I had taken out the memory card and was therefore unable to save any of the pictures. I took a few pictures from my cell phone, but they are not quite as good as I would have liked them to be.
I parked in the circle in the Kakiat parking area off Route 202, crossed the bridge on the Mahwah River, and took the Mountain Trail all the way up to the upper Kakiat viewpoint. I then continued along the trail to the gas line, and went down along the gas line to the Kakiat Trail. I took the Kakiat Trail back to its terminus at the bottom of the mountain.
|Map of the Route
Harriman/Bear Mountain Trails Southern Map
|View at the Top of Kakiat, Facing Southeast.
|View from Kakiat Facing Northeast
|Panorama from the Top of Kakiat
|View from the Top of Kakiat, Facing East
|Interesting Tree Shadow
|View Descending the Gas Pipeline
|Another View Descending the Gas Pipeline