Raccoon Brook Hills Trail/Cascade of Slid Loop

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

Along the Raccoon Brook Hills Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Along the Raccoon Brook Hills Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike at the southern end of Harriman State Park follows several picturesque streams and climbs to views of Torne Valley and the New York City skyline.

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From the parking lot, head east (left when facing the woods) on the broad red-on-white-blazed Pine Meadow Trail, passing the Visitor Center on the left. In about 300 feet, you'll notice a white-blazed trail that leaves to the right. Turn right onto this trail, known as the Reeves Brook Trail, which follows a woods road uphill. Soon, the trail begins to parallel Reeves Brook, which...

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January 06, 2016
Solo on a Wednesday morning
Did this loop today and what an amazing day to do it. Very quiet and the weather was amazing.  I ended up bypassing the yellow trail at the end I think and took the red on white back to the parking lot. Didn't intend to, that is just the way it worked out. Great hike.  I love this area of the park when most people are at work or school otherwise that visitor center area can be a bit crazy. 
March 25, 2015
Thank you
The new map still looks a bit confusing to me, but as I've done this hike 3 times before I will just trust the written directions & my memory to follow the route.
Purple Octopus
March 25, 2015
Hike description is correct
The hike description is correct as written.  You are not reading the map correctly.  The bridge that is out is the bridge that carries the Kakiat Trail over Stony Brook.  That bridge is not crossed on this hike.  The bridge that is crossed -- the bridge that carries both the Kakiat Trail and the Stony Brook Trail over Pine Meadow Brook -- is still there and is in good condition.  The loop hike can be completed as described above.
Daniel Chazin
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