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

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February 18, 2015
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.'s picture
September 11, 2009

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.

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September 01, 2009
My wife and I did this loop from Tuxedo in the last weekend in August 2009. It was a very pleasant hike.
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