Monday, July 5, 2021

Breakneck Pond AMC Evening Loop

Harriman State Park,
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Breakneck Pond Loop Trail: Green blaze

Total Time: 1:40 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.1 Miles

Pros: Scenic lake
Cons: Many people at campsite area of the lake
Hike Type: Loop
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Map of Route:

The Timp is one of my favorite mountains in the Harriman/Bear Mountain area. Its a very prominent mountain that can be seen from all around the area due to its steep western-facing side, and has excellent views at the summit. It is not an easy hike, with no quick approach and this being the shortest route on the trail system.

I parked at the 1777 Trailhead and took the trail slowly but steadily up the mountain, alongside the stream. I took the trail to the intersection with the 1777 Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail. I then continued along the Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail, first facing the south-facing view, and then the view from south to north. I then continued slightly further on the trail at the beginning of the descent for a great north-facing view.

I then turned around and took the Timp-Torne Trail parallel where I was before, and then upon the 1777 intersection I went along that route down the mountain returning to my car.

Map of the Route

Breakneck Pond Dock

Large Snapping Turtle in Breakneck Pond

Breackneck Pond Loop Trail

Breackneck Pond from the Eastern Side of the Lake

Beaver Presence on Large Trees at the Breakneck Pond Trail

Boulder Canyon Tent Sites Area at the Breakneck Pond

Breackneck Pond Loop Trail

Rocky Flats Tent Sites at the Pond Loop Trail

Bear Ledge Tent Sites

Breackneck Pond from the Western Side

Breackneck Pond Looking North to the Dock

Breackneck Pond Tranquil View

Looking Across Breakneck Pond

Looking Towards the Dock at Breakneck Pond

Me at Breakneck Pond

View from the Large Rock at the North end of Breakneck Pond

Peaceful Evening Scene at Breakneck Pond

Me at Breakneck Pond

Sunset at Breakneck Pond

Me at the Sunset at Breakneck Pond

Another View of Breakneck Pond

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