Unnamed Railroad bed Trail: Unblazed
Total Time: 0:40 hours
Estimated Distance: 2.0 miles (roundtrip)
Level of Difficulty: Very easy
Level of Recommendation: Recommended for a short and easy walk
Points Of Interest: Wetlands and Foliage
Cons: Confusing parking, same route back
This hike is a flat hike on a two-track abandoned railroad trail trough a wetlands area. It is short and easy, and I had wanted to do a quick hike in the area that wasn't too strenuous and view the foliage. I was here hiking in this same area exactly 2 years ago in 2013 and I did the same exact hike. As last time, I was confused about the parking since there are signs here stating parking here is only for the citizen residents of the nearby building, so to play it safe, I parked on the side of the road opposite the parking area, where my car barely fit. I walked down this flat and straight trail to the other end, where it is near Route 202 at a construction site. Once I got there, I turned around and walked back the same way in the opposite direction.
|Map of the Route. Harriman/Bear Mountain Trails Southern Map.
|Near the Beginning of the Trail
|The Straight and Elevated Path Through the Wetlands
|Foliage Along the Way
|Looking Through the Swamp Area with the Ramapo Mountains in Background
|Foliage on the Return Route