Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ramapo Torne

Harriman State Park
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Pine Meadow Trail: Red blaze
7 Hills Trail: Blue blaze
Hillburn-Torne-Sebago (HTS) Trail: Orange blaze
Reeves Brook Trail: White blaze

Total Time: 2:20 hours
Estimated Distance: 4.7 Miles
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Level of Recommendation: Recommended

Points of Interest: Peaceful quiet walk, Good scramble, and excellent view
Cons: Area view is very built up

Hiking Partners:
David Koegel
Debbie Koegel
Shimmy Rosenberg

This was a beautiful November day, with a bright sky though slightly brisk. Most of the foliage was gone, though there was still a little remaining. We parked in the Reeves Meadow Visitors Center along Seven Lakes Drive near Sloatsburg, and took the Pine Meadow Trail south for a short distance to the 7 Hills Trail. We took the 7 Hills Trail for some time until past the intersection with the HTS Trail. We then took the HTS trail which it abruptly climbs to the scramble at Ramapo Torne. There is a lower view and then an upper view right above. This area has a great view from multiple angles.

We then continued down past the view, to the 7 Hills Trail, which we took back down the mountain back to the intersection we were at before. We went back on the 7 Hills Trail, and then cut across on an unmarked path to the Reeves Brook Trail, which we took to end of the trail at the trailhead.

Map of the Route.
Harriman/Bear Mnt State Parks Southern Map

At the Lower View

At the Lower View, Facing North

Facing South from the Lower View

Looking South Towards Suffern

Looking West

The Short Scramble from the Lower to Upper Viewpoint

View of the Closed Landfill in Torne Valley from the Upper View

View of the Manhattan Skyline in the Hazy Distance

View of the Landfill and Nordkop Mountain

Me atop Ramapo Torne

Looking North from Ramapo Torne

Debbie Overlooking Torne Valley

Me and Debbie at the Ramapo Torne View

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