Thursday, November 25, 2021

Popolopen Gorge to Queensboro Lake

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

Hiking Trails:
Timp Torne Trail: Blue Blaze
Popolopen Gorge Trail: Red Blaze
1777/1779 Trail: White Blaze

Total Time: 1:45 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.5 Miles

Pros: Scenic gorge, nice lake views
Cons: Noise from Palisades Parkway
Hike Type: Back and out
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Google Maps of Parking:

I was off for Thanksgiving, and the weather was beautiful in the afternoon, so I decided to take a quick hike. I parked at the Popolopen Trailhead, and took the Timp-Torne Trail down the hill into the gorge, down to the new bridge, and then crossing the Popolopen Brook. I then took the combined Popolopen Gorge/1777/1779 Trail alongside the brook, and then crossed on the other bridge and then headed to Queensboro Lake. I took some pictures at the lake, and then turned around and took the same route back.

Map of the Route

Start of the Hike

Bear Mountain from Across the Steep Gorge

Approaching the Popolopen Brook Bridge

Crossing the Popolopen Brook Bridge

Popolopen Brook from the Bridge

The Smaller Bridge Over Popolopen Brook

Queensboro Lake

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