Sunday, July 19, 2015

Reeves Meadow to Chipmunk Mountain

Harriman State Park,
Rockland Co,
New York

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

Total Time: 2:15 hours
Estimated Distance: 3.4 Miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Recommended
Points of Interest: Pretty brook, good climb
Cons: Lots of people on this trail

Hiking Partner:
Shimmy Rosenberg

This was a very hot day and was in the 90's. This is a mostly shady hike in a deep and narrow valley, so figured it was good for the day. We parked in the Reeves Meadow parking area, and took the Pine Meadow Trail. There were some artists we encountered at the beginning of the trail painting some pretty brook scenes. I took plenty of pictures, but only noticed afterwards that I had left the SD in my computer and therefore none of the pictures came out.

We took the Pine Meadow Trail to the Stony Brook Trail, to the Kakiat Trail and then the HTS Trail. We crossed the brook on the new HTS Trail bridge and continued up the mountain to the 7 Hills Trail. At this intersection there is a beautiful and prolific blueberry bush that for some reason this year was licked dry. I don't know if the bush is past its prime or if someone picked it clean. We headed down the 7 Hills Trail, and went down the Pine Meadow Trail all the way back to our car.

The pictures below are taken from my cell phone camera after I realized all the pictures taken earlier were not saved.

Map of the Route.
Harriman/Bear Mountain State Park Southern Map

Rocks on a Fallen Tree along Stony Brook

Interesting Tree Along the Pine Meadow Trail

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