Sunday, June 20, 2021

Carr Pond Mountain Lake Stahahe Loop

Harriman State Park,
Orange Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
White Bar Trail: White blaze
Parker Cabin Hollow: Orange blaze

Total Time: 2:05 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.9 Miles (a bit extra because of return to retrieve lost bottle)

Pros: Very quiet area, scenic terrain
Cons: Park of trail hard and difficult to follow
Hike Type: Loop
Level of Difficulty: Difficult

Map of Route:

This area is usually quieter than other nearby areas in Harriman on busy weekends, and that was what I was looking for on this hike. I had not hiked this area in a while so figured this was a good opportunity. I parked at the small parking area at the bend on County Route 106, and took the White Bar Trail up the hill, down the steep valley, and back up again to the view along the White Bar Trail at Carr Pond Mountain.

I then descended the mountain the deep valley below, and took the Parker Cabin Hollow for a short distance to an unmarked woods road heading north. I took this path until it reached County Route 106. I walked on the road for a short distance, and then took the narrow paved road to Camp Winowna. This road is gated so there are no cars here. I took some pictures where the road meets Lake Stahahe, and too some pictures. I then turned around for a short distance and did a bushwack at the stream, climbing up alongside it and passing by several small waterfalls. They were most dry at this point with hot summer weather already in place. I eventually reached the White Bar Trail, which I took back to my car.

Map of the Route

White Bar Trail at the Trailhead Parking

Minor View Along the First Summit of Carr Pond Mountain

View from the Main Summit View at Carr Pond Mountain

Me at the Carr Pond Mountain View

Another View from the Carr Pond Summit

Dense Fern Area in the Parker Cabin Hollow

Bridge Across the Brook in Parker Cabin Hollow

Swamp Area in Parker Cabin Hollow

Road Alongside Lake Stahahe

Abandoned Structure Near Lake Stahahe

Abandoned Gatehouse at Lake Stahahe

Lower End of Lake Stahahe

Nice View of Lake Stahahe

Another View of Lake Stahahe

Mostly Dry Waterfalls at an Inlet to Lake Stahahe

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