Sunday, October 13, 2019

Kakiat Lower Loop Fall Hike

Kakiat County Park
Rockland Co.,
New York

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

Total Time: 0:50 hours
Estimated Distance: 1.5 miles

Pros: Short scenic climb with rewarding views
Cons: None

I was going out of town for several days, and prior to leaving went on a very short fall foliage hike at Kakiat prior to leaving later in the morning. I parked at the main parking area, crossed the bridge at the Mahwah River, and took the Mountain Trail up the mountain, and veered off at the shortcut up the rocky crag to the lower Kakiat view. I then proceeded north off the trail, along a very well-traversed bushwack route that I frequently take, to the Kakiat Trail where it crosses the brook after the Pipeline. I took the Kakiat Trail down the mountain, then continued on it along the foot. I then took the short connector to the Old Mill Trail, which I took for a very short distance to the trails end and then back to my car.

Map of the Route

Mahwah River at the Entrance of Kakiat

Beginning of the Mountain Trail

Rocky Promenade at the Kakiat Lower Lookout

View Facing Southeast from the Kakiat Lower Lookout with NYC Skyline

View Facing East from the Kakiat Lower Lookout

Early Morning Sun

View from Kakiat Lower Viewpoint Facing South

Me at the Kakiat Lower Summit

Kakiat Trail at the Foot of the Mountain

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