Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail/Pingyp

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

Climbing a steep pitch on the S-BM Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Climbing a steep pitch on the S-BM Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Hiker along Beechy Bottom Road in Harriman State Park. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Hiker along Beechy Bottom Road in Harriman State Park. Photo by Daniel Chazin. View of Jackie Jones Mountain from Pingyp - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin View of Jackie Jones Mountain from Pingyp - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin South-facing view over the Hudson River from Pingyp - Photo by Daniel Chazin South-facing view over the Hudson River from Pingyp - Photo by Daniel Chazin Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail/Pyngyp - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail/Pyngyp - Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This one-way hike climbs steeply over several hills, including Pyngyp Mountain, with panoramic views.

41.297598, -74.027274

This hike traverses an interesting area of Harriman State Park which is little used because of the difficulty of access. There is no good way to incorporate the section of the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail used by this hike into a loop, so this hike will require two cars, with one car left at each end of the hike. The first part of the hike involves climbing over five hills, with a total...

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May 11, 2015
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Very detailed write-up,
Very detailed write-up, thanks, but total 1400' elev gain doesn't sound that strenuous.
ron6788
April 21, 2014
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trail head coordinate is wrong. should be 41.22964, -74.06029
  should be 41.22964, -74.06029
jmeng64
October 18, 2013
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Another variation of a portion of this hike as a loop
It goes through the most interesting part of the hike (PingypMountainand The Pines) while allowing to do it solo.   I parked at a little parking area on the shoulder of 106 North, called Cedar Flats Rd, Stony Point, NY (at 41.249371 -74.022898, good for ~ 3 cars), walked South on Cedar Flats Rd (very lightly travelled road) until intersection with Co Road 69 (at 41.242288,-74.025328) then north at 69 to Palisades Interstate Pkwy, then for ~0.4 miles alongside Palisades Interstate Pkwy North (unpleasant because of heavy traffic, but safer than crossing it –  what original description is calling for) until it intersects with SBM yellow-blazed trail (at 41.249221-74.038239). Then follow the trail according to the given description until it intersects with Red Cross and 1779 trails (at 41.264905,-74.028117). After that I made a right turn to 1779 and Red Cross and continued on Red Cross to intersection of Blue Trail of Camp Addison Boyce (41.269291,-74.01138), continued on that Blue Trail through Camp Addison Boyce to Mott Farm Rd (41.265644 -74.00646), and then, making a right to Mott Farm Rd went to Cedar Flats Rd (both VERY lightly travelled roads) and back to the car. Altogether it took little more than 3.5 hours and total distance was ~ 6miles.   Later I realized that I could have made all three remaining hills of the original trail description (that is, added Horn Hill to the hike I made) if I continued on SBM trail after its intersection with Red Cross trail, past suggested turn to bicycle trail - to Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail (Red), made right turn to it, continued to its intersection with Red Cross Trail, and took it to the same Blue Trail of Camp Addison Boyce (41.269291,-74.01138) – the point I actually went through at the end of my hike. Well, next time…
baleiner
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