Sunday, October 9, 2022

Kakiat Foothills Fall Hike

Kakiat County Park
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Mountain Trail: Orange Blaze
Gas Line Trail: Unblazed
Kakiat Trail: White Blaze
Old Mill Trail: Blue Blaze

Total Time: 0:35 hour
Estimated Distance: 1.5 Miles

Pros: Scenic area
Cons: No climbs or views
Hike Type: Loop
Level of Difficulty: Very easy

Google Maps of Parking:

I go to Kakiat fairly frequently, walking around the bottom trails. I generally don't include this in the blog, however, now with the fall foliage and bright blue sky, the colors and scenery were incredible and worthwhile of a blog post. I parked in the Kakiat parking lot, crossed the Mahwah River on the bridge, and took the Mountain Trail to the Gas Line Trail. I then took the Gas Line Trail northward to the Kakiat Trail, which I took to the Old Mill Trail. I inspected the recently demolished concrete at the Old Mill, and then headed back along the Mahwah River back to the trailhead.

Map of the Route

Bridge Crossing the Mahwah River

Mountain Trail at the Kakiat Ascent

Gas Line Trail

End of the Old Mill Trail at the Kakiat Trail

Water Flowing Once Again at the Brook at the Old Mill Trail

Demolished Old Mill

Mahwah River at the Old Mill

Large Rock in the Mahwah River

At the End of the Hike

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