Sunday, September 1, 2019

Limekiln Mountain Panther Mountain

Harriman State Park,
Rockland Co.
New York

Hiking Trails:
Tuxedo-Mt Ivy Trail: Red blaze
Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail: Yellow blaze
Pine Meadow Trail: Red blaze

Total Time: 2:20 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.4 Miles

Pros: Good climb and nice view, very quiet area
Cons: None

Hiking Partners:
Shimmy Rosenberg
Morty Rosenberg

This is a two car hike up and down a quiet area of the Ramapo escarpment. It affords very good views and is a good climb. We parked at the Tuxedo-Mt Ivy Trailhead on Diltzes Road, and took the trail up, passing the power lines and climbing upwards on Lime Kiln Mountain. At the top of the ridge we reached the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail, and took the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail along the top of the ridge, to the top of Panther Mountain, which affords and excellent view of the valley below. We then continued down the mountain along the Pine Trail to the equestrian center, where we had our other car parked.

Map of the Route

Shy Box Turtle at the Beginning of the Hike

Rock Formation between Lime Kiln and Panther Mountain

Timber Rattlesnake Hiding Under the Rocks

Rosneberg Brothers atop Panther Mountain

View from Panther Mountain Facing North Towards Cheescoat Mountain

Me on Panther Mountain

New York City Skyline Behind the Trees

Field of Blueberries Changing Colors

Shimmy & Morty in the Blueberry Field

Shimmy & Morty

Expansive View of Hudson Valley & Rockland from Panther  Mountain

View from Panther Mountain Facing Southeast

Me on Panther Mountain

Me and Shimmy on Panther Mountain

Panther Mountain, Facing East

Panther Mountain, Facing South Mountain and Hi Tor

Panther Mountain and the Valley Below

Panther Mountain Facing South

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