Sunday, February 9, 2020

Dater Park Loop

Dater Mountain Nature County Park,
Rockland Co.
New York

Hiking Trails:
Orange: Orange blaze
Blue Trail: Blue blaze

Total Time: 1:15 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.5 Miles

Pros: Quiet area with nice trails
Cons: Noise from highway

I was traveling to Arizona in the afternoon, so had to keep this hike short. Daters Park has a very good loop trail which is scenic and can be done in about an hour. I parked in the Dater's Park hiking trailhead on Johnsontown Road, and took the Orange Trail up to the Blue Trail. I took the Blue Trail east to the view looking over Sloatsburg, and then the next view right above the Thruway. I then continued along the Blue Trail to its terminus at the Orange Trail, which I took to the area summit and then view over the summit. I then descended back down to the car on the Orange Trail.

Map of the Route

First View in Dater Park

View Facing Mountain Neighborhood of Sloatsburg

Very Large Pileated Woodpecker

Large Rock at the View

View at Daters Facing South

View of the Thruway at the Curve at the Trail

Looking Towards Sloatsburg at the Rocky View at Daters

Frozen Pond Along the Blue Trail

View Along the Orange Trail Facing Southeast

Me at the Orange Trail View

View on the Orange Trail View Facing West

Facing Straight from the Orange Trail View

View of Chipmunk Mountain from the Orange Trail View

View Facing North from the Orange Trail View

Me at the Orange Trail View

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