Friday, March 10, 2017

Liberty Rock, Sloatsburg

Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Liberty Rock Trail: White blaze

Total Time: 0:15 hour
Estimated Distance: 0.5 Miles

Pros: Very short and easy hike to a good view
Cons: Built up area surrounding

Liberty Rock is a small mountain jutting right outside of Sloatsburg. The top is a rocky promenade with a view of Sloatsburg and the surrounding area. I only recently found about this from the new Harriman maps which showed this trail on it.

It had snowed several inches in the morning, but the roads were fine. On my way home from work I decided to do this short hike. I parked in the new parking lot right off Route 17, and took the trail up. I noticed from the blazes that the trail markings and sign-post up front are relatively new. I climbed up pretty quickly, took some nice pictures at the view with my cell phone camera, and then headed back down the same route.


  1. Thank you for posting this. We have lived in Sloatsburg since 1991. We have hiked in Harriman numerous times but didn't even know this little trail was there. We started playing mahjong at the senior center and noticed the trail marker.

  2. Hi, can anyone say where exactly the trail starts? Is it behind the Sloatsburg gas station, or in that area? Thanks

  3. Yes, behind the "Super Express" Gas Station, parking lot is on Liberty Rock Road.

  4. Thanks for the information about this trail. I live in Sloatsburg, on Post Road, which borders Liberty Rock area. I and my family have enjoyed Liberty Rock and the surrounding woods for many years, but have always entered it from Post Road. This trail will be very enjoyable as an addition to my excursions, and a way to combine my hiking and errand running in town.

  5. Actually, your con "built up area surrounding" is a pro for me since I have such easy access to this area (living on an adjacent street). It is so beautiful. I'm glad you are letting other people know about it.

    Do you know of a group of hikers that regularly take hikes in Harriman, that are not advanced hikers. I'm "older" and have not been hiking regularly until lately.