Sunday, April 14, 2019

Indian Hill Sterling Forest Spring Loop

Sterling Forest State Park
Orange Co.
New York

Hiking Trails:
Indian Hill Loop Trail: Yellow blaze
Warbler Trail: Green/Yellow blaze

Total Time: 1:05 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.0 Miles

Pros: Short hike with scenic view
Cons: None

The weather was beautiful in the upper 60's. I was short on time so this was a perfect hike at 2 miles at about an hour. This hike features very nice views and pretty scenery. I parked at the trailhead at the dirt road off Orange Turnpike, at the Indian Hill Loop Trail terminus. I took the Indian Hill Loop southward, up the hill, to the view. I then continued along the trail to the recently blazed Warbler Trail, which goes along the side of a very pretty pond. I then continued along this trail back to the other end of the Indian Loop Trail and then back to my car.

Map of the Route

Kiosk at the Trailhead, with the Warning about Hiking in Hunting Season

Start of the Indian Hill Trail

View at Indian Hill, Facing Southwest

Zoomed out from the Above View

Portrait Orientation at the Above View

Above View Framed by Evergreen Pine Trees

Me at the Above View

The Next View, Facing South

Large Rock Face and Pine Tree Along the Indian Hill Trail

Odd Tree Formation on Indian Hill

View Facing South

View Facing East

Beginning of the Warbler Trail

Newly Sprouted Spring Greenery

Pond at the Warbler Trail, from the Dam

Another View of the Pond

Sunfish in the Pond. This Pond is Loaded with Fish!

Flowering Trees at the Pond

Zoomed in to the Flowers

Another View of the Tree Flowers and the Pond

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