Bald Mountain/Doodletown Loop from Route 9W

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

This loop hike steeply climbs to a panoramic viewpoint atop Bald Mountain and descends on old woods roads through the historic former settlement of Doodletown.

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Cross Route 9W (use caution when crossing this very busy highway) and enter the woods on the south side of the stream, following the blue blazes of the Cornell Mine Trail. The trail heads uphill on a footpath, climbing rather steeply, then levels off. It soon begins to climb again, with cascades visible in the stream below to the right. After...

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June 19, 2016
Just got back from trying this trial today and came out 3.4 miles to the south of where I started on the blue blazes on Route 9W?  Did they do away with the 1777E and 1777W trails?  I never found the
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November 16, 2015
Just hiked it again on Friday 11/13/15 day after rain fall. The stream and small waterfalls were active and beautiful. Thick layer of leaves on a good part of the trail.
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September 01, 2015
After hiking for about 25 minutes (blue haze) you will come across an unmarked trail which if you turn right will take you towards Doodletown.
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