Ramapo Escarpment and Pine Meadow Lake from Town of...

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

Pine Meadow Lake - Photo by Daniel Chazin Pine Meadow Lake - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This hike climbs to scenic Pine Meadow Lake and to several panoramic viewpoints along the Ramapo Escarpment.

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From the parking area, continue heading towards the mountain, with a large barn on your right. You will see another barn at the base of the mountain, behind white fencing. The triple red-square-on-white-blaze that marks the start of the Pine Meadow Trail is visible on the side of that barn. You will be following this trail for the next 2.85 miles.

Follow the blazes uphill for 0.1 mile...

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Trip Reports

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June 14, 2018
Beautiful hike
Beautiful hike when the mountain laurel’s in bloom, which it was today! Greatly appreciate the very clear directions to trailhead parking as Google tried to drop me off on the side of the road somewhere. Finished in about four hours, with a healthy stop for lunch at the lake.
June 05, 2018
Ramapo Escarpment Hike
This is a beautiful hike. If you are following the hike description, the rock cairns described early in the hike are not that obvious. The left hand turn in the trail is visible, but we did not see a blaze. Just make sure to take the very sharp left before you reach the giant power pole. If you find yourself crossing Guyascutus Brook on big metal pipes, you have missed the turn. Pine Meadow lake is indeed lovely. And we truly enjoyed the view from Hawk Cliff. It was a bit overcast, but we still could see the Manhattan skyline and the Bear Mountain Bridge!
July 05, 2016
FIRE on pine meadow tr near conklin cabin
yesterday 7/4/16 i hiked this loop in reverse, SBM to conklin crossing and then out by pine meadow, everything is gorgeous now but there apparently was a major fire on the pine meadow trail --probably went on for 1/4 mi or so between the lake and a bit past  pine meadow rd east on the pine meadow trail--lots of blackened underbrush but nothing actively burning BTW i had posted in 2014 about a fire on the ramapo escarpment--all traces of this are gone, its all green again
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