Reeves Brook/Raccoon Brook Hills/Pine Meadow Trails...

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

Reeves Brook/Raccoon Brook Hills/Pine Meadow Trails Loop from Reeves Meadow - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin Reeves Brook/Raccoon Brook Hills/Pine Meadow Trails Loop from Reeves Meadow - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This loop hike at the southern end of the park follows picturesque streams and climbs to several panoramic viewpoints.

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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, a white-blazed trail leaves to the right. Turn right onto this trail - the Reeves Brook Trail - which follows a woods road uphill. Soon, the trail begins to parallel Reeves Brook, which is to the left.

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July 03, 2015
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What in Orange Blazes?!
First off, thanks to Daniel for the great trail description. I made this loop in late June 2015 on a Monday (perks of being a freelancer), setting out at about 2:30PM. In the lower portion of the trail along the creek I came across a few folks. Further up along the white blazed and white and black blazed sections, I was all along except for one group of 3 German hikers. They were the only people I'd see until I descended back down along the orange blazed trail. Plenty of wildlife (white tails, squirrels, birds of prey, smaller birds, and tons of grasshoppers & crickets, no snakes even though I was looking).  Speaking of the orange blazed HTS trail... It then climbs an escarpment, first steeply, then more gradually, passing two southwest-facing viewpoints. Near the second viewpoint, a large rock, known as The Pulpit, juts out by the cliff edge. After a short descent, the RBH Trail climbs to reach a junction with the orange-blazed Hillburn-Torne-Sebago (HTS) Trail on an open rock ledge (the junction is marked by paint blazes on the rocks). I could'nt find the blazes at all until AFTER the gas line cut. I bushwacked my way through what is indeed dense mountain laurel thickets until reaching the pipeline cut. Granted, I didn't have a map, but I backtracked twice to no avail before moving on. All in all, one of the better hikes I've had in the area.
Globalksp
May 27, 2013
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Hike is on Map 118
This hike is on Map 118, Southern Harriman-Bear Mountain State Park.
Daniel Chazin
May 25, 2013
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Which map is this trail on?
Is this hike on map Harriman-Bear Mountain South (118) or North (119)?  I would like to download the pdf map, but don't know which one to get.  Thanks
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