SUGGESTED HIKES IN
HARRIMAN STATE PARK
The following are just a few of the trails that Harriman State Park has to offer. We do recommend purchasing a
Park Map that shows the trails. Park maps are available at the visitor centers in the park, stores in Sloatburg and online NY NJ Trail Conference Many of the trails intersect.
When considering the difficulty rating, please take into consideration your level of experience. All mileage is approximate. Please be aware as you plan your hike that the trails are not frequently patrolled. Help could take time to reach you in case of an emergency. Please don’t hike alone, avoid cliffs, drop offs and abandoned mines and plan to complete your hike before dark. Drinking water is not available along the trails
ASB-Arden-Surebridge (White with red triangle)
AT-Appalachian Trail(White rectangle)
Hurst (Blue rectangle)
LP-Long Path (Turquoise)
PM-Pine Meadow (Red Square on White)
RB–Reeves Brook (White Rectangle)
Menomine (Yellow rectangle)
RD-Ramapo-Dunderberg(White with a red dot)
White Bar(Horizontal white bar)
RBH–Raccoon Brook Hills(Black on White)
Experience Rating: Difficult – A Moderate – B Easy – C
Fingerboard Shelter 3 miles Rating: C
Park in Tiorati Beach parking lot. Walk up Arden Valley Rd., approximately ¼ mile, where the RD and AT
cross. Take the RD and AT southwest (left) to the Hurst trail. Take the Hurst trail east (left) to Seven Lakes
Drive. Turn left on Seven Lakes Drive and follow back to Tiorati Beach parking lot.
Fingerboard Circular:7 miles Rating: A
Park in Tiorati Beach parking lot. Walk up Arden Valley Rd., approximately ¼ mile, where the AT crosses.
Take the AT southwest (on left) for about 2.75 miles. At the AT/LP intersection, continue on the AT for
about ¾ mile to get to the Lemon Sqeezer. Once through the Lemon Squeezer, take the ASB on your left,
then make another left onto LP. Take the LP back to Arden Valley Rd., approx. 2.75 miles. Turn right on
Arden Valley Rd. and follow back to Tiorati Beach parking lot.
Elk Pen:5 miles Rating: A
Park at the hikers’ parking lot on Arden Valley Road approximately 3.7 miles west of Tiorati Circle. Take
the AT east to the ASB(Away from the highway). Take ASB southeast (right) on Old Arden Road
approximately ¼ mile. ASB leaves Old Arden Road to the left. ASB then turns north approximately 1 ¼
miles. Follow ASB north to the AT. Take AT west (left) back to the hikers’ parking.
Skannatati Loop: 3 miles Rating: C
Park at Lake Skannatati parking lot. Facing Lake Skannatati, on right side of lake/parking lot, take LP west
to the Dunning trail. Take the Dunning trail north (right) to ASB. Turn right on ASB, back to Lake
Skannatati parking lot.
Pine Swamp Loop:4 miles Rating: B
Park at Lake Skannatati parking lot. Facing Skannatati, on right side of lake/parking lot, take LP west to
ASB (at Times Square). Turn right sharply on ASB and follow back to Lake Skannatati parking lot.
Bald Rocks Shelter:5 miles Rating: B+
Park at the hikers’ parking on Route 106 approximately 2 miles west of Kanawauke Circle. Take RD north
(right) to the Dunning Trail. Take the Dunning trail west (left) to the White Bar trail. Take the White Bar
south (left) to the Nurian trail. Take the Nurian trail east (left) to the RD. Turn right on RD and follow
back to parking area.
Jackie Jones Fire Tower:2 or 4* miles Rating: C or B*
Park in Hikers Parking lot on Rt 106, near the Beaver Pond entrance. Walk towards service gate to the right
of the parking lot and start on the SBM trail. Take trail through ORAK Ruins to the Jackie Jones Fire
Tower. Turn around and backtrack down to the parking lot. *Optional: For a longer hike, continue past the
Fire Tower along the SBM to the Big Hill Shelter. Turn around and backtrack down to the parking lot.
Note: Do NOT climb the Fire Tower.
Reeves Brook Circular:4.5 miles Rating: B
Park in Reeves Meadow Visitor Center parking lot. With the VC on your left, take the PM trail to the left,
then turn right onto the RB trail. Follow RB until it ends at the RBH trail. Turn left onto RBH and follow for
about a ½ mile. Make left turn onto H-T-S trail; follow until intersecting with PM trail. Turn left onto PM
trail and follow back to parking lot.
In Case of Emergency Contact State Park Police (845) 786- 2781
DO NOT CALL 911
DESIGNATED HIKERS’ PARKING AREAS
The following is a list of designated hikers’ parking areas throughout Harriman State Park and Bear Mountain
State Park. These are designed for use by hikers to have access to trails. Picnicking is only permitted in
designated picnic areas. Picnicking is not permitted at pull-offs on park roads. No parking on the roadway is enforced by the Park Police.
Seven Lakes Drive (Bear Mountain State Park):
If starting from Bear Mountain State Park and traveling toward the Palisades Interstate Parkway; hikers’
parking area approximately 3 miles on the left. If starting from Exit 19 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway;
parking area is on the right approximately ¼ mile.
Seven Lakes Drive (Harriman State Park):
Silvermine Picnic Area – approximately 1½ miles south of Long Mountain Circle (Exit 18 off the Palisades
Interstate Parkway) on the left. (Fee charged on weekends in season)
Tiorati Beach parking lot – 3½ miles south of Long Mountain Circle. First right off Tiorati Circle (Arden
Valley Rd.); parking lot on the left. (Fee charged in season)
Lake Skannatati – approximately 5 miles south of Long Mountain Circle on the right.
Lake Sebago Boat Launch – approximately 9 miles south of Long Mountain Circle on the right.
Pull-off approximately 11½ miles south of Long Mountain Circle on the right.
Reeves Meadow Visitor Center – approximately 11½ miles south of Long Mountain Circle on the left.
Johnsontown Road – approximately 10½ miles south of Long Mountain Circle on the right; parking area
approximately 1 mile north on Johnsontown Road at Terminal Circle for access to the Kakiat Trail.
Route 6 West:
Pull-off approximately 1½ miles west of Long Mountain Circle on the right.
Arden Valley Road:
Elk Pen – approximately 4 miles west of Tiorati Circle on the left. Note: the property on the north side of
Arden Valley Road is private property.
Tiorati Brook Road:
Pull-off approximately 1½ miles east of Tiorati Circle on the left.
Pull-off approximately 2½ miles east of Tiorati Circle on the left.
Pull-off approximately 3 miles east of Tiorati Circle on the right.
Route 106 West:
Kanawauke Picnic Area – approximately ¼ mile west of Kanawauke Circle on the left. (Fee charged on
weekends in season)
Pull-off approximately 2 miles west of Kanawauke Circle on the right.
Pull-off approximately 3 miles west of Kanawauke Circle on the left.
Route 106 East:
Pull-off approximately 4 miles east of Kanawauke Circle on the right, just past Beaver Pond Campground.
Pull-off south of Bear Mountain State Park approximately 1 mile on the left.
Pull-off south of Bear Mountain State Park approximately 3 miles on the left.
Palisades Interstate Parkway:
Anthony Wayne Recreation Area – Exit 17 on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. (Fee charged during special
Please Note: The following roads are closed to vehicle traffic during the winter months (Dec. 1, or first snowfall through April 1, weather permitting):
Tiorati Brook Road
Lake Welch Drive
Arden Valley Road
Rt 106 W, just past Kanawauke to Rt 17