Sunday, July 4, 2021

The Timp Shortest Trail Approach

Bear Mountain State Park/Harriman State Park,
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
1777 Trail: Red blaze
Timp-Torne Trail: Blue blaze
Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail: Red blaze

Total Time: 2:55 hour
Estimated Distance: 4.7 Miles

Pros: Good climb with great views, quiet area
Cons: None
Hike Type: Lollipop Loop
Level of Difficulty: Difficult

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.

nd 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

Intersection of the 1777 Trail and the Timp-Torne Trail

Large Exposed Rock Ascending the Timp 

First View at the Timp, Facing Stony Point Hills

View Facing South Towards Buckberg Mountain

Large Houses of Buckberg Mountain, Facing South with NYC Skyline in the Distance

Hudson River and Haverstraw Bay

Haverstraw Bay and Haverstraw

Me at the South-Facing View

View of the Southern Hills from the Timp

View of West Mountain from Across the Deep Valley

Another View Faving South from the Timp

Me at the Timo, Looking Over West Mountain

View from the Timp Facing North

Another View Facing North, with West Mountain and Bear Mountain

View of The Hudson River and Anthony's Nose in the Distance

View Facing North Towards the Bear Mountain Bridge

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