Kakiat County Park


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Park Overview:

Diverse topography, from flat wetlands to rolling hills, to steep mountainside. The Mahwah River flows southwesterly the length of the park approximately 2500 feet. Times of heavy rains flood large areas along the stream. The Ramapo fault runs through the park. Trees include Willow, Apple, Poplar, White Pine, Hemlock, Beech, Maple, White Ash, Oaks, and Dogwood.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Bridle path
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:376 acres
Buy Trail Map:Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Map
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

Adjacent to the southeastern side of Harriman State Park, this remnant of a land patent from the King of England consists of diverse topography, ranging from flat wetlands to the steep mountainside of the Ramapo Escarpment. Wildlife here is also varied, with deer, fox, and other mammals, in addition to numerous birds and reptiles, including the timber rattlesnake.

Trails Overview:

The Kakiat Trail (white) begins just northwest of the parking area and climbs the escarpment, where it enters Harriman State Park, on its way to Dater Mountain Nature Park and Tuxedo. A short section of the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail (yellow) crosses the western portion of Kakiat County Park. There are two other short trails in the park: the Old Mill Trail (blue), which runs along the Mahwah River to the ruins of an old electric-generating plant, and the Mountain Trail (orange), which ascends the escarpment to a panoramic viewpoint from where the Manhattan skyline is visible.


Access to Kakiat County Park is from US 202, opposite the Viola School. Parking is available just north of the entrance, and picnicking facilities are nearby.

Public Transportation: Rockland Coaches.

Contact Information:Kakiat Park
Region:Rockland County

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Construction complete. Park fully open.

Rockland County Parks reports that bridge and other construction has been completed and that the park is fully open as of this writing.