Sunday, April 17, 2016

Catamount Mountain,
Harriman State Park

Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Pine Meadow Trail: Red blaze
Sherwood Path: Unblazed
Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail: Yellow blaze

Total Time: 2:30 Hours
Estimated Distance: 4.1 Miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Points of Interest: Excellent View

Hiking Partner:
Rayzi Friedman

This hike was on a beautiful April day, with full sunshine and temperatures in the 60's. The trees and their buds were blooming, and the sky was a strong blue. We parked at the Rockland Equestrian Center on Route 202, which is the trailhead for the Pine Meadow Trail. We took the Pine Meadow Trail up the small ascent to the Gas Line, and headed southwest along the gas line path to the Sherwood Path. The Sherwood Path is a wide but unmarked trail that climbed the Ramapo Mountain Ridge in between Horse Stable Mountain and Catamount Mountain. We took the trail up, all the way to the Stone Memorial Shelter.

We then took the Suffer-Bear Mountain Trail along the top of the trail to the view atop Catamount Mountain. This is a sweeping view looking over the entire Rockland County, with the Manhattan skyline in excellent view. We then continued north on the trail as it descended into the gap between Catamount and Panther Mountains, and then took the Pine Meadow Trail all the way back down to its terminus at the horse stables.

Map of the Route.
Harriman/Bear Mountain Trails Southern Map

Walking Along the Pipeline Path

Greenery on the Sherwood Path

The Sherwood Path at the Power Lines

Wrecked Car on the Sherwood Path

Overnighters at the Stone Memorial Shelter

Rocky Walk Along the S-BM on Catamount

View of Rockland County from Catamount

RCC and the Manhattan Skyline from Catamount

Soaring Turkey Vulture

Does this need a Caption?

Me at Catamount

View at Catamount Looking East

View from Catamount Looking South

View from Catamount Over Rockland County

Forshay Road Construction

Wesley Hills near Willow Tree

Trees in Bloom

1 comment:

  1. Hello again...Funny I ran into your nephew yesterday on Suffern Bear Mountain trail. I was the guy who talked to him and his lady friend about ORAK. I know lots about ORAK. Small world running into him. He said you were his uncle.