Long Path/Bike Path Loop in Tallman Mountain State Park

Tallman Mountain State Park

View of the Hudson River - Tallman Mountain State Park - Photo credit: Trail Conference View of the Hudson River - Tallman Mountain State Park - Photo credit: Trail Conference Piermont Marsh and the Hudson River from the unmarked trail in Tallman Mountain State Park. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Piermont Marsh and the Hudson River from the unmarked trail in Tallman Mountain State Park. Photo by Daniel Chazin. The Long Path in Tallman Mountain State Park. Photo by Daniel Chazin. The Long Path in Tallman Mountain State Park. Photo by Daniel Chazin.

This loop hike follows the Long Path to several expansive viewpoints over the Hudson River and returns via the Tallman Bike Path.

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From the parking area, proceed east on a level gravel road, following the aqua blazes of the Long Path. In 0.3 mile, you’ll notice the ruins of a brick-and-concrete building on the right. Follow the Long Path as it turns left here, leaving the road. After crossing a wet area on plank bridging, the trail begins to run along an elevated mound of earth known as a “berm.” The berms in this area...

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June 22, 2015
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great trail maintenance but would NOT recommend,
We did this hike unexpectedly because we drove out to do the Giant Stairs at the Palisades only to find that the police had the entire Palisades Park closed, and this was the closest hike we could find by asking locals, and it is just north of Paisades.  We hadn't brought any maps or turn-by-turns with us, but that was no problem at all because the trail is so well marked and maintained, we had no trouble finding our way.  When we finally got to the ascent and then descent, that was a good workout but the rest of this hike is too flat, just walking along the tops of berms next to standing water.  The worst part about it was that you pass through A LOT of standing water- it was definitely the buggiest place we've ever been-  we were just continuously swarmed, it was brutal.  Despite wearing repellant, my husband was bitten pretty badly bitten. Bugs were swarming our faces, eyes, ears, and we were covered in bugs and this goes on for at least half a mile, maybe more, and that is twice as we had to go through this area out and back.  We cannot stress enough how unpleasant this was:  at one point I said "this must be what it is like in hell", and my husband replied, 'no, hell wouldn't be as bad as this".  These personal notes are not usually something we'd share, but we just want other hikers to know how bad the bug situation is there so they can avoid it.
Jldsn
July 06, 2011
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Tallman Mountain Pool Closed
The pool is closed for the 2011 season. For diversion, walk or drive into Peirmont for fine and informal dining at the end of your hike.
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