Iron Mines Loop #1 (East) in Harriman-Bear Mountain...

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

The Whaleback on the R-D Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin The Whaleback on the R-D Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This hike leads to interesting remnants of old iron mines and climbs to viewpoints from open rocks.

41.241997, -74.102354

From at a kiosk at the northwest corner of the parking area, follow the aqua-blazed Long Path along the north shore of Lake Skannatati on a rocky footpath through a mountain laurel thicket. In half a mile, the trail bends away from the lake, crosses Pine Swamp Brook, and soon passes a huge rock ledge on the right. About 1.3 miles from the start, you’ll climb to a junction with the yellow-...

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December 08, 2016
Nice moderate hike
I did this hike on November 13, 2016. It was very easy to follow and scenic throughout. Thanks for the great hike description. For a virtual tour of this hike please visit:
January 25, 2015
Nice snowshoe
This hike made a nice showshoe. Only a couple of tricky spots where the snow was covering icy rocks. We've hiked in this area several times. We were glad someone had gone on the R-D trail before us, leaving tracks though. It was a little harder for us to find blazes on it during the winter. Some photos:  
January 01, 2012
Hike has been edited to eliminate erroneous name
After checking the matter a little further, I determined that the swamp to the left of Dunning Trail is not in fact the Pine Swamp.  The hike description has been edited so that it now reads that the trail "passes a swamp on the left."  The description is now entirely correct.
Daniel Chazin
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