"Circuit Hikes in Harriman: 35 Loop Hikes and Trail Runs in Harriman and Bear Mtn. State Parks" Is Here!

July 05, 2015
Amber Ray
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

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"Circuit Hikes in Harriman: 35 Loop Hikes and Trail Runs in Harriman and Bear Mtn. State Parks" Is Here!
Circuit Hikes in Harriman Book Cover

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This new book is the first ever comprehensive guide to circuit hikes in these two highly popular parks.  With 35 total loop hikes, including 8 hikes that can also be suitable for other uses, this guidebook is perfect for anyone interested in exploring the rich network of trails in Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks, including those new to hiking as well as experienced hikers looking to expand their horizons.  The hike routes were selected by author Don Weise after more than 20 years of leading hikes and runs through the parks, and the book was edited by Daniel Chazin and field checked by a team of volunteers.  248 pages.

About the Book

Circuit Hikes in Harriman: 35 Loop Hikes and Trail Runs in Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks 2015, 1st ed.
Don Weise, edited by Daniel Chazin
List price: $15.95 ISBN 978-1-880775-93-6
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (November 2015)


At a Glance

  • 35 total loop hikes, with many offering longer and shorter options
  • 8 loop hikes that can also be suitable for other uses, such as trail runs, walks, ski loops, and mountain bike rides
  • Detailed trail map for each hike
  • Elevation statistics and profiles with points of interest identified
  • Driving directions and parking coordinates
  • Photos of interesting features

About the Author

Don Weise is an author, hike leader, environmental advocate, and Trail Conference Life Member. Don joined the staff in 2011 as development manager for major gift donations; in 2012 he was named Director. Don holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration, a Master's degree in Secondary Education, and speaks fluent German. Don brought more than 20 years of business development experience and an inside perspective on hiking and the Trail Conference to the job. Don has served as a Trail Conference board member, trail maintainer, co-chair of the West Milford Open Space Committee, leader of fundraising and advocacy events for the Trail Conference, and author of West Milford Baker’s Dozen, a local hiking book. His latest book, Circuit Hikes in Harriman, is to be published by the Trail Conference. When not working to build support for the Trail Conference, Don enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking, and running.

About the Trail Conference

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a volunteer organization dedicated to creating, protecting and promoting the nation's finest network of foot trails in a major metropolitan area. The Trail Conference is a coalition of 100 clubs and 10,000 individual members that maintains over 2,000 miles of trails in New York and New Jersey. Its website, www.nynjtc.org, and its hiking books and trail maps provide detailed information that enable hikers to enjoy some of the most remarkable trails in the country.

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