Sunday, May 21, 2023

Stahahe High Peak and Green Pond

Harriman State Park
Orange Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
White Bar Trail: White blaze
Island Pond Road: Unblazed
Stahahe High Peak Trail: Unblazed
Nurian Trail: White blaze
Dunning Trail: Yellow blaze

Total Time: 1:55 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.9 Miles

Pros: Scenic lake and pretty area
Cons: Parking can fill up quickly
Hike Type: Reverse Lollipop Loop
Level of Difficulty: Difficult

Google Maps of Parking:

It had been a very long time since I was at Stahahe High Peak (almost 13 years!) It was a nice spring day, in fact somewhat cool with a strong breeze at the top of the mountain. I parked at the trailhead at the White Bar Trail on County Route 106, and took the White Bar Trail for a short distance to Island Pond Road.

I then was on the lookout for the trail intersection with the Stahahe High Peak Trail, which is unblazed. I found it at the cairn, and took it up the top. The path is unofficial and isn't as well marked but it can be easily followed to the view. I then turned around back to the intersection of the Island Pond Road, taking it to the Nurian Trail for a short period and then to the Dunning Trail.

The trail crisscross with the White Bar Trail and intersects it twice. At the second intersection, where the Dunning Trail ends, I took the Dunning Trail alongside Green Pond. This is a highly scenic part of the park, where the trail scrambles and goes underneath a rock overhang. I then took the Dunning Trail back to the White Bar Trail and then back to my car.

Map of the Route

Island Pond Road

Path to Stahahe High Peak through the Mountain Laurel

Approaching Stahahe Peak

Stahahe High Peak View

View Above Lake Stahahe

Large Rock on Island Pond Road

View Past Green Pond

Nurian Trail & Dunning Trail Intersection

Approaching Green Pond

Green Pond

Overhand by Green Pond

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