Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Daters Mountain Early Fall Hike

Dater Mountain Nature Park
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Orange Trail: Orange blaze

Total Time: 23 minutes
Estimated Distance: 0.7 miles

Pros: Very short hike with good view
Cons: None

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

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