Sunday, August 2, 2020

Wildcat Mountain Rainy Day

Hiking Trails:
Wildcat Mountain Trail: White blaze

Total Time: 1:15 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.1 Miles

Pros: Quiet area with a nice view
Cons: None
Hike Type: Straight and back

Google Maps of Parking:

This was a rainy Sunday, and I looked at the radar and observed an opportunity for a short hike before more storms affected the area. This is a very short and rewording hike in a remote area of Harriman State Park. The entrance plaque at the hike says Sterling Forest State Park when in fact the Trail Conference Maps show it as being Harriman (both parks are contiguous.)

I parked at the Wildcat Mountain Park and Ride/Trailhead parking at Route 17A and Route 17, and took the Wildcat Mountain Trail up the mountain the view, which faces the Thruway and Route 17, and the rest of Harriman. I then continued a bit further along the trail before the steeper climb, and then turned around and went back along the same route.

Map of the Route

Hiking Trailhead for Wildcat Mountain

Sterling Forest Map at Wildcat Mountain
(Even though this hike is in Harriman)

Ascending Wildcat Mountain on the Wildcat Mountain Trail

Wildcat Mountain View, on a Rainy Day

Thruway and Route 17 from Wildcat Mountain

Wildcat Mountain View, Facing Southeast

Willdcat Mountain View, Facing East

Zoomed into the South from Wildcat Mountain

Me at Wildcat Mountain

Me on Wildcat Mountain, Facing East

The Second View at Wildcat Mountain, which is Overgrown

Another View at the Second View at Wildcat

Final Picture at Wildcat Mountain at the Second View

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