Orange Trail: Orange blaze
Total Time: 23 minutes
Estimated Distance: 0.7 miles
Pros: Very short hike with good view
Daters Mountain is adjacent to Harriman State Park, and encompasses a scenic area near Sloatsburg with several views. On may way home from work on this nice early fall day, I decided to detour for a short hike due to the beautiful fall colors and pleasant weather. This is a great hike for something short with a rewarding view.
I parked at the Dater Mountain Nature Park parking pull-off on Johnsontown Road, and climbed up the mountain on the Orange Trail. After passing the Blue Trail intersection in about 5 minutes, I continued another 5 minutes to the view, which overlooks some of the peaks of southern Harriman. I took some pictures (with my cell phone) prior to dusk, and then headed back along the same route.
|Map of the Route|
|Fall Foliage at the Beginning of the Hike|
|Approaching the View|
|At the View|
|Three Peaks at the View|
|Another Variation of the View|
|Me at the View|
|View Facing South|