Sunday, December 25, 2022

Cobus Mountain Winter Hike

Cobus Mountain Winter Hike
Kakiat County Park /
Harriman State Park
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Old Mill Trail: Blue Blaze
Kakiat Trail: White Blaze

Total Time: 0:25 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.5 Miles

Pros: Good climb and excellent view
Cons: None
Hike Type: Reverse Lollipop
Level of Difficulty: Difficult

Google Maps of Parking:

The weather was exceptionally cold, with a low in the single digits overnight and very gusty winds. We wrapped up well, and headed up Cobus. We parked in the main Kakiat area, took the Old Mill Trail around the loop, and then veered onto the Kakiat Trail. We bushwhacked by the Kakiat Waterfalls, which is flowing stong and had been frozen around the edges. We then continued back to the Kakiat Trail, and took it for a short distance the intersection with the gas line. We then climbed up Cobus Mountain, then climbed back down, taking the Kakiat Trail to the Old Mill Trail to our car.

Map of the Route

Ice on the Frozen Overflow on the Mahwah River

Mahwah River

Mahwah River Icicles

Ice from Frozen Rain along the Old Mill Trail

Mahwah River and Ice

Kakiat Waterfalls and Icicles

Upper Falls at Kakiat

Ascending Cobus Mountain

Cobus Mountain View

Frozen Stream Below the Waterfalls

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