Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dunderberg Mountain Loop

Bear Mountain Park,
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail: Red blaze
Red Cross Trail: Red blaze
Timp-Torne Trail: Blue blaze

Total Time: 2:30 hour
Estimated Distance: 4.2 Miles

Pros: Good climb, excellent views
Cons: Proximity to Indian Point

Hiking Partner:
Menachem Touretski

This is a great loop hike. Its been some time since I had been to this area, and this hike makes for a great loop that is highly recommended and someone remote without the large crowds. We parked at the Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail trailhead parking on Route 9W, but the road bend, and climbed up the steep ascent of the Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail, passing the abandoned Dunderberg Spiral Railway several times and the tunnel near the beginning. We went around the bend and the first loop, as well as the eastern summit view of the mountain which has great views of the Bear Mountain Bridge. We then heading down through the notch on the mountain, and took the unmarked Bockberg Trail southwest, and then bushwacking to the Timp-Torne Trail at the view facing south. We then descended slowly and passed the unfinished tunnel, and then headed down along the trail to its end at the Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail, and then continued back down the mountain to the trailhead.

Harriman/Bear Mountain Map

The first Dunderberg Spiral Railway Tunnel

Hudson River and Indian Point from Dunderberg

Indian Point Across the River

Me at the Above View

Hudson River at Peekskill

City of Peekskill Across the River

Menachem Touretski

Hudson River

Iona Island

Bear Mountain Bridge, Facing North

Me at the View

Menachem Touretski

View of West Mountain

Small Pond Near the Summit

View from the Timp Torne Trail

Hudson River and Peekskill from the Timp Torne Trail

Hudson River Facing South

Hudson River Towards Haverstraw Bay

Me at the Timp Torne View

Menachem at the Incompleted Railway Tunnel 
Looking Inside the Tunnel

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