We’ll see two beautiful lakes and interesting rock formations on this 6.35-mile loop run. At the halfway point, you’ll have the option of taking a lakeside snack and water break or adding onto your run, with a scenic side trip to Black Ash Swamp (for a total distance of ~8 miles). The Trail Conference maintains Harriman and Bear Mountain parks’ extensive, 250-mile trail network and cares for more than 2,100 miles of trails regionwide. There will be two run leaders to accommodate faster and slower paces.
Park: Harriman State Park, beginning at Johnsontown Circle
Route: Lollipop loop run, Chapter 30 of Circuit Hikes in Harriman (2nd edition)
Length: 6.35 miles, with option to lengthen to 8 miles
From NY Route 17 north or south: Turn onto 7 Lakes Drive on the north side of Sloatburg. Cross an overpass over railroad tracks and and continue on 7 Lakes Dr. for .7 mile, passing under the NY Thruway. Just before reaching a large sign “Welcome to Harriman State Park,” turn left at a sign for Johnsontown Rd, immediately reaching a stop sign at a T-intersection. Turn right, proceed 1.2 miles to the end of the road, and park along the right side of the circle.
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