Thursday, August 13, 2020

Liberty Rock Sloatsburg Sunset Hike

Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Liberty Rock  Trail: Unblazed

Total Time: 0:20 hour
Estimated Distance: 0.7 Miles

Pros: Nice short climb and good view
Cons: None
Hike Type: Straight and back

Google Maps of Parking:

The Liberty Rock Trail is a very short hike within the village of Sloatsburg, with parking at the Sloatsburg Senior Center right off Route 17. This was a perfect hike after a late day at work and during sunset. This hike is only a few minutes from my office so did this short hike before leaving for home.

After parking at the trailhead, I noticed a large downed tree at the beginning of the hike. This tree had recently fallen during Tropical Storm Isaias and was blocking the beginning of the hike, requiring going around the fallen tree. I took the trail up, arriving at the top to see the sun setting. I turned around and took the same trail back down. I did notice that all the trail markers were removed and was wondering why. The trail is quite apparent, so it is easily followed despite the removal of the markers, but I did find it odd that they were no longer there.

Map of the Route

Downed Tree at the Beginning of the Hike

Sign at the Beginning of the Trail

Sunset at the Top of the Liberty Rock

Another View of the Liberty Rock Sunset

Sunset Through the Trees

Sun Going Down over the Horizon

Rock Ledge at Liberty Rock

View of Sloatsburg from Liberty Rock

Mountain View with the Set Sun Over Liberty Rock

Dusk Over Sloatsburg and Liberty Rock

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