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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March 26, 2019
5
Pingyp in 16 mile loop day hike (MAR 24 2019)
So a friend and I just did a 16 mile loop that incorporated going up the face of Pingyp. We started at Lake Welch Road on the Long Path and went CCW. Hiked past the Airline crash marker up to Big Hill Shelter. Made a left onto the SBM going north. Past the Irish Potato and the long descent down to the Palisades Parkway. Crossed over and started up Pingyp. Steep climb; I had never gone this direction. All my other passes of this section were going down, which was much more difficult. Going up is way more secure. We continued up and down to a left onto the Red Cross Trail. We followed Red Cross to the Beech Trail. Then to the last 1/2 mile on the Long Path back to the car. BTW, don't park there. I got a parking ticket that is $30 + certified USPS mail + money order because Haverstraw is stuck in the 1970's. I thought it was a great spot to park for the trailhead. I was way off the road at a dead end where the barricades are on Lake Welch Road. Don't make the same mistake. Also, there are cars lined up for a mile on both sides of the road at the Southern end of Seven Lakes Parkway in far more dangerous positions (e.g. right on the white line) for those trailheads and not a ticket to be seen.
scottghiz
May 11, 2015
0
Very detailed write-up,
Very detailed write-up, thanks, but total 1400' elev gain doesn't sound that strenuous.
ron6788
April 21, 2014
0
trail head coordinate is wrong. should be 41.22964, -74.06029
  should be 41.22964, -74.06029
jmeng64
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