Sunday, November 5, 2017

Black Rock Mountain Fall Hike

Harriman State Park,
Orange Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Ramapo-Dunderberg (R-D) Trail: Red blaze

Total Time: 1:00 hour
Estimated Distance: 1.4 Miles

Pros: Very scenic area in Harriman, Good Views
Cons: None

The fall folaige season was definitely later this year than in previous years. Even though it was already November, the foliage and colors were still very strong. Unfortuneately, though, the weather was rainy and cloudy, with a gray sky. While I was on the hike it wasn't actively raining, but it was damp and felt rainy.

I parked on Lake Kanawauke Road, after the Little Long Pond, at the trailhead by the Ramapo Dunderberg Trail. I took the Ramapo Dunderberg Trail north up Black Rock Mountain, to the view at the intersection of the Nurian Trail. I then continued a bit further north on the Ramapo Dunderberg Trail, to the next view at the large rock face. I then turned around and continued along the same route back.

Map of the Route

Large Rock on the Ascent.
I Always Wonder if this is the Rock the Mountain is Name After

On the Ascent

Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail ascending a small scramble

At the First View

View from Black Rock Mountain, Facing East

Colors at the View

View from the end of the Nurian Trail

View Facing Southwest

More Strong Colors

On the Way to the Second View

View from Second View, Facing Northwest

View, Facing East

Good Color at the View

More Good Colors at the View

Me on the Hike

Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail

Very Large amount Starlings at the End of Hike

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