Bear Mountain-Harriman State Parks

Bear Mountain-Harriman State Parks

Harriman-Bear Mountain State... Region

41.230332, -74.086882

Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks in New York combine to cover nearly 52,000 acres of mostly forested landscape with hundreds of miles of trails--including the Appalachian Trail--a rich hiking resource close to New York City.


The variety of trails looping across the rugged landscape, draped upon the Highlands, is a major part of the appeal of Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks. Covering nearly 52,000 acres, this network of practically infinite trail combinations is unmatched in the area surrounding metropolitan New York. The hiker may choose to climb through the crevices of the Lemon Squeezer, savor...

Park Acreage:

52000.00 acres


Bear Mountain

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Contact Information

Web Link:

OPRHP-NYS Parks, Bear Mountain


(845) 786-2701


Some times and places; check with park

Dogs in park:

Dogs on leash

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Trail Maintainer | Ringwood State Park
AT Endangered Plant Monitor | Appalachian Trail

Trip Reports

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October 30, 2011
Sloatsburg Bridge to 7 Lakes Drive in Harriman has been reopened. Connection to Route 17 back to normal
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Phil McLewin
September 27, 2011


To reach Pine Meadow Lake from the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, begin (as usual) by following the red-square-on-white-blazed Pine Meadow Trail. However, where the Pine Meadow Trail turns right and heads uphill, away from the brook, continue straight ahead on the yellow-blazed Stony Brook Trail, which continues to parallel Stony Brook (to your left).  At the site of a washed-out bridge over Stony Brook, the white-blazed Kakiat Trail joins.  Continue ahead, now following both yellow and white blazes. After crossing a wooden bridge over Pine Meadow Brook (one that actually survived Hurricane Irene), the yellow-blazed Stony Brook trail leaves to the left.  Bear right here, now following the white-blazed Kakiat Trail, with Pine Meadow Brook on your right. Continue for several miles until, at the site of another washed-out bridge, the white blazes abruptly end on your side of the brook. Proceed ahead, now once again following the red-square-on-white-blazed Pine Meadow Trail, which leads to Pine Meadow Lake.

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Phil McLewin
September 26, 2011

Seven Lakes Drive is now accessible from Route 17 in Sloatsburg via a detour.  Traveling north about one-half mile beyond the normal turn-off is a temporary traffic light.  Angle right down a ramp to Washington Avenue.  Travelling south on Route 17, turn left at the temporary traffic light.

Washington Avenue leads to a T-intersection with Seven Lakes Drive just as it passes under the NYS Thruway.  Turn left, the park entrance is straight ahead.

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