Sunday, December 6, 2015

Kakiat to Cobus Mountain

Kakiat to Cobus Mountain
Kakiat County Park and Harriman State Park
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Old Mill Trail: Blue blaze
Kakiat Trail: White blaze

Total Time: 1:30 Hours
Estimated Distance: 2.2 Miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Recommended

Points of Interest: Very good view
Cons: Power lines obstruct natural view

Hiking Partner:
Shimmy Rosenberg

We were short on time so had to do a relatively short and close hike. We parked at the Kakiat parking area, crossed the Mahwah River, and took the Old Mill Trail to the Kakiat Trail. We started the climb up the Kakiat Trail, and veered off by the gas line partially up the mountain. We bushwacked north up the ridge to the view at Cobus. This viewpoint has an excellent 270 degree field of view. We then turned around at this point, took a more easterly path down the mountain, and met up witht the gas line trail down the mountain. We went around the south side of the station to the other gas line, back to the Kakiat Trail, back to the Old Mill Trail, and back to the parking area.

Map of the Route
Harriman/Bear Mountain State Parks Southern Map

New Warning Sign at the Foot of the Mountain.
This Sign was put up After Several People have Gotten Lost in the Park

View While Ascending Cobus

View from Cobus Looking East

View from Cobus Looking Northeast

View Looking Southwest.
Looking at the Ramapo Escarpment.

View from Cobus Looking Southwest

View Looking Southwest Over the Kakiat Valley

Me at the Summit of Cobus Mountain

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