Claudius Smith Rock Loop from Tuxedo

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

Hikers at Claudius Smith Rock - Photo by Daniel Chazin Hikers at Claudius Smith Rock - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs to several panoramic viewpoints, including Claudius Smith Rock.

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Turn left and walk east along East Village Road, which crosses the Ramapo River, then bears right, paralleling the New York State Thruway. After turning left and crossing under the Thruway, you'll reach a T-intersection, where you turn left onto Grove Drive.

In 800 feet, as the road curves to the left at a concrete catch-basin, the red-on-white blazes of the Ramapo-Dunderberg (R-D)...

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Trip Reports

rate experience
July 11, 2017
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You can start this hike at another trailhead to avoid fees
Since I consider myself to be a cheap person, I did this hike starting from the circle at the end of Jonestown Road. From there, you can pick up the blue disc trail and follow it into the kakiat trail. It is sort of like doing this hike in reverse. The small detour didn't add much time to the hike, maybe 15 minutes at most.
bromli
February 18, 2015
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Be prepared
If you do this hike in the current snow conditions, be prepared with the proper layered clothing and footwear. Ice creepers and snowshoes might be in order.
k2malkin@optimum.net
September 11, 2009
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We do not encourge phantom maintainers

Glad you enjoyed the hike.

The blazing problem has been reported to the trail supervisor for that area and should be taken care of promptly.

Others encountering trail maintenance problems should fill out a trail report www.nynjtc.org/webform/trail-problem-report.

If you would like to maintain a trail yourself, click on Volunteer Now in the upper left of any page. 

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