Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Kakiat Upper Summit Late Spring Hike

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

Hiking Trail:
Mountain Trail: Orange blaze
Kakiat Trail: White blaze
Old Mill Trail: Blue blaze

Total Time: 1:15 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.3 Miles

Pros: Good climb with nice view
Cons: None

I had not had a chance to go hiking over thr weekend, so I left work early on this weekday evening for a short hike up Kakiat, to the upper summit. It was still too early for the sunset, but it was already full shade and cooler on this warm day.

I parked at the main Kakiat parking area, and took the Mountain Trail up the steep ascent to the summit view. After the view, I continued along the Mountain Trail past the power line, to the Kakiat Trail. I climbed down the mountain on the Kakiat Trail, passed the gas line at the bottom, and then took the spur to the Old Mill Trail for a short distance to the end of the trail, and then back to my car.

Map of the Route

Mountain Trail Marker with Freshly Sprouted Brush

Ascending Towards the View

View Facing East

View Facing Northeast, Towards Cobus Mountain

View Facing South Towards Suffern High School, and Manhattan Skyline

View Facing Southeast

View Facing Northeast

Selfie at the Summit

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