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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February 18, 2015
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.
September 11, 2009
We do not encourge phantom maintainers

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September 01, 2009
Claudius Smith's Rock Loop August 2009
My wife and I did this loop from Tuxedo in the last weekend in August 2009. It was a very pleasant hike. However we are both in our fifties and a bit out of practice as far as arduous hiking goes so it took us just over 5 hours rather than 4. Some of the red and white and blue and white markers were badly weathered though. I'd happily have gone and re-painted them myself but we have returned home to England now, but if you're going that way and you're feeling public spirited you might want to take some red, blue and white paint with you
John Hopton
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