Sunday, February 13, 2022

Silvermine Lake and Ski Loop

Harriman State Park
Orange Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Menomine Trail: Yellow Blaze
Silvermine Mountain Trail: Unblazed

Total Time: 1:20 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.5 Miles

Pros: Scenic Lake, Pretty hike
Cons: None
Hike Type: Loop
Level of Difficulty: Difficult in snowy conditions

Google Maps of Parking:

This hike was in the middle of an active snowstorm. This was not an intensive snowstorm and the roads were mostly fine, but there were several inches of fresh snow and it was still falling intensely during the hike. I parked in the Sterlingmine parking area, and took the Menomine Trail alongside Silvermine Lake.

 At the trail intersection with the unnamed road, I went west along that trail, and then took the trail that goes up to the top of Silvermine Mountain. The trail is not marked and is hard to follow, making it somewhat difficult. At the top of Silvermine Mountain, I took the trail connecting to the western ski trail, and walked down the ski trail down the steep hill, past some sledders and a snowboarder, and then back to my car.

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