Sunday, November 21, 2021

West Mountain Late Fall

West Mountain Late Fall
Harriman State Park /
Bear Mountain State Park
Rockland Co. /
Orange Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Anthony Wayne Trail: White Blaze
Fawn Trail: Red Blaze
Timp Torne Trail: Blue Blaze
Appalachian Trail: White Blaze

Total Time: 3:05 hour
Estimated Distance: 5.2 Miles

Pros: Great views, good climb nice scrambles
Cons: None
Hike Type: Loop
Level of Difficulty: Difficult

Google Maps of Parking:

Hiking Partners:
Yehudah Koblick
Shimmy Rosenberg
Simcha Krongold

The main parking area for West Mountain, at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, had been closed for Covid testing for a long time, and it was finally opened over the summer. This is a popular hiking area and because of the Corona testing I had not been able to visit this area for a while, so it was good to be back.

We parked at the northern end of the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, near the Anthony Wayne Trail, and took this to the Fawn Trail which climbed up the foot of the mountain. We then took the Timp Torne Trail along the ridge, passing many views along the way as the trail intersected with the Appalachian Trail. 

We then took the Timp-Torne Trail to the shelter, taking a short coffee break there, and then headed back and took the Appalachian Trail down the mountain, which we took to Beechy Bottom Road. We then took the trail to the parking lot and returned back to our car.

Map of the Route

First View at West Mountain, Looking Towards Bear Mountain

View from the Shelter, Overlooking the Timp and Hudson River

Brewing Our Own Coffee

West Mountain Shelter

Beechy Bottom Road

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