A revised, comprehensive guide to 37 loop hikes in popular Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks.
A very popular best-seller, offering a comprehensive guide to loop hikes throughout these two highly-visited parks, this revised third edition includes two hikes with significant route changes, and several existing hikes have been updated with the latest trail changes. Nine of the loops are suitable for trail runs and there is one approved mountain biking loop. This guidebook is perfect for anyone interested in exploring the rich network of trails in Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks, including those new to hiking as well as experienced hikers looking to expand their horizons. The hike routes were selected by author Don Weise after more than 25 years of leading hikes and runs through the parks, and the book was edited by Daniel Chazin and field checked by a team of volunteers.
37 total loop hikes, with many offering longer and shorter options
9 loop hikes that can also be suitable for other uses, such as trail runs, walks, ski loops, and mountain bike rides
Detailed trail map for each hike
Elevation statistics and profiles with points of interest identified
Driving directions and parking coordinates
Photos of interesting features
Includes a Table of Contents and an Index
Published by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. Paperback.
Submitted by dhultgren07 on December 27, 2018
I loved the first edition so much, I wore it out and had to replace it with the second edition. I'm glad I did! The second edition is great, because it covers hikes in all areas of Harriman and Bear Mountain Parks. If you are looking to start exploring further off the beaten path, this book is an excellent choice to give you ideas for numerous hikes that you can do all year round. Great coverage of the sites, history of the park, landmarks, mines, trails, and great map illustrations that complement the printed maps. Great bonus section of woods road walks/trail runs that will take you to unmarked paths that will pique your interest in the lesser known parts of this gem of a park. word of caution--you might want to laminate the cover with protective plastic to protect it against sweat, mildew, rain, coffee, and inclement weather. I ruined my first edition by not protecting it with a plastic sleeve or coating. The book is small enough to fit in a large pocket. Smaller than the New York walk Book and Harriman Trails book, this you can bring along with you. Highly recommended.