Sunday, January 2, 2022

Hook Mountain to Rockland Lake Deep Fog

Hook Mountain State Park /
Rockland Lake State Park,
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Yellow Trail: Yellow Blaze
Upper Nyack Trail: White Blaze
Yellow Trail: Yellow Blaze

Total Time: 1:15 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.0 Miles

Pros: Scenic area (though views were missing)
Cons: Slippery when wet
Hike Type: 2 Car Hike
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Google Maps of Parking:
Car 1:
Car 2:

Hiking Partners:
Yehuda Koblick

This was a very foggy day, with a dense fog and a light misty rain towards the end. We parked our first car at Rockland Lake, at the southern parking lot, and then took the other car to the roadside parking on Route 9W on the notch on the ridge at Hook Mountain. We took the Yellow Trail up the mountain to the summit of Hook Mountain. No view was visible due to the deep fog. We then continued down and then at the next view above the Plateau, we caught a glimpse of the view below.

We then took the Yellow Trail down towards Rockland Lake, and then went to Rockland Lake and then back to our car.  

Map of the Route

Hooke Mountain Summit

Large Cactus Grove on Hook Mountain

Looking Down to the Plateau

Rockland Lake

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