Thursday, 10/1   Torrey Memorial & Turkey Hill Lake B 6 B

9:00 AM                                                         CEG 1600 ft

Paul Margiotta                                       (c) 201-693-6705

pjmm1177@gmail.com                                  (day of hike)

Meet at the parking area off Route 6 where the Long Path crosses.  The hike will consist of a loop to the vista at Torrey Memorial, followed by another loop for lunch at Turkey Hill Lake.  TC Harriman North Trails map 119.

 

Saturday, 10/3        Bare Rock The Long Way        B 7.5 B

8:00 AM                           With Scramble        CEG 1240 ft

Ross Linegar                                          (c) 917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Leave from Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center upper lot.  We’ll start by hiking the Bare Rock Trail to the Bare Rock vista.  After a short break we will continue on the Bare Rock Trail to the Fire Tower Trail, then onto the West Valley Trail to view an abandoned beaver dam.  From there we continue on the Fire Tower Trail to a rock scramble and then lunch enjoying a view of the valley.  Next is an easy walk to the Sterling Forest Fire Tower.  After a short break we return to the car park via the Fire Tower Trail and Fire Tower Connection Trail.  Call 917-319-3166 before 7:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  TC Sterling Forest Trails map 100.

 

Tuesday, 10/6        Dutch Doctor, Blauvelt Mt.,       B 5.5 B

9:30 AM                        Pound Mt. Circular       CEG 700 ft

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Leave from the parking lot circle at the end of Johnsontown Road off Seven Lakes Drive in Harriman Park. Hike the White Bar going to Dutch Doctor Shelter, then White Cross and Blue Disc Trails through Almost Perpendicular to the parking lot. This hike is moderate. Severe inclement weather cancels. Please register for this hike by email. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 10/8   Tallman Mountain State Park       C 4 C+

9:30 AM                                                           CEG 350 ft

Mario Medici                                         (c) 201-396-9391

marioAmedici@gmail.com

Meet at Tallman Mountain State Park parking (see below).  This hike is intended for those individuals who want to be outdoors and have an easy and enjoyable hike.  Lunch will be overlooking the Hudson River with views of Piermont, NY.  Driving north on Rt 9W, just past the “Sparkill” road sign, turn right at the sign, "Tallman Mountain State Park.”  Proceed 0.1 mile and turn right into "Tallman Mountain"; parking is free after Labor Day.  Proceed 0.1 mile to the large parking lot on your right.  Rain cancels hike.  Must contact hike leader to register via email with phone number.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 109.

 

Saturday, 10/10          Sterling Ridge Trail/            B 7.1 B

9:00 AM                       Sterling Valley Loop    CEG 1000 ft

Peter Reiner                                                845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

Meet in the Sterling Ridge parking area (P8) just off Route 17A west which is 5.5 miles from Rt 17.  The parking area is on the left side of the road, just beyond a hiker crossing sign.  Follow the dirt road past the gate to a large parking area.  We hike the Sterling Ridge, Fire Tower, Fire Tower Connector, Sterling Lake and Sterling Valley Trails returning to the parking area.  Rain cancels.  TC Sterling Forest map 100.

 

Tuesday, 10/13  Breakneck Mountain, Harriman    B 7 B+

9:00 AM                                                         CEG 1500 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                            845-390-1937

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Meet at Diltzes Lane parking, Pomona, NY (GPS 41.18512, -74.07453).  Hike the TMI, SBM, TMI, and Breakneck Mountain Trails to the Third Reservoir.  Return on the SBM, Red Arrow, and TMI.  Rain cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 10/15            To The Waterfall              C 4/5 B

10:00 AM

Pat Marcotullio                                           862-774-2030

patmarcotu@optonline.net

Meet at Pyramid Visitor Center Rt 511, Boonton, NJ.  Moderate hike using the lower Turkey Mountain trails with lunch at the waterfall.  Steady rain will cancel.  TC Jersey Highlands Trails map 125.

 

Saturday, 10/17 Popolopen Torne and Gorge     B 6.5 B+

8:00 AM

Mary Gelber                                               917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com (preferred)                         (NCA 9 PM)

Meet at the parking area 0.5 miles north of the Fort Montgomery Museum on Route 9W (0.7 miles north of the Bear Mt. Traffic Circle).  (Hikers are NOT allowed to leave cars in the museum lot.)  Type 9W parking, 708 Rt 9W, Highland Falls, NY 10928 into GPS.  Look for orange Subaru.  Hike along the Popolopen Gorge Trail with stream below, and then follow a challenging scrambling climb up exposed rock faces.  The descent is steep and rocky, and leads to a walk around Brook Lake before heading back to the parking lot.  Optional additional mileage involves a walk over to the Bear Mountain Zoo (depending on Covid) with spectacular views of the Hudson and a walk through the outside grounds of the Fort Montgomery museum.  Ch. 26 in Circuit Hikes in Harriman by Don Weise.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Tuesday, 10/20             Hasenclever Mine             B 8.4 B

9:30 AM                                                         CEG 1065 ft

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Meet at the Lake Skannatati parking area.  We hike the A-SB, Red Cross, Beech, and Long Path Trails back to the parking lot.  This hike is from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” – chapter 19.  The hike is rated easy to moderate.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Thursday, 10/22  Summit Storm King Mountain    B 5 B+

9:30 AM                                                         CEG 1400 ft

Peter Reiner                                                845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

Meet at the parking lot off Mountain Road about 2 mi. east of Route 9W in Cornwall on Hudson.  We start our hike taking the Stillman Trail to the Bluebird Trail.  Using a series of switchbacks we summit Storm King Mountain where we will have lunch on rock ledges with panoramic views.  Rain cancels hike.  This is a strenuous climb.  (Meeting coordinates 41.432191, -74.012237.)  TC West Hudson Trails map 113.

 

Saturday 10/24        Schunemunk Challenge         B 8 B+

8:00 AM                                                         CEG 1723 ft

Ross Linegar                                          (c) 917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Depart from Otterkill Road parking lot.  We’ll ascend the Western Ridge by the Trestle Trail to Western Ridge where we can see Newburgh and on a good day the Catskills.  Then down the Sweet Clover Trail to the Barton Swamp Trail where the track follows Baby Brook.  We then scramble up using the Ridge to Ridge Trail to join the Jessup Trail, hiking on the Eastern Ridge.  We then take the White Trail to view one of the park’s attractions, ‘The Megaliths,’ and lunch.  From here we continue along the Jessup, enjoying the views of the Hudson Valley and Storm King.  Finally we go down the Jessup to the Otterkill Trail and back to the car park.  Not for beginners.  Call cell phone before 7:00 AM if weather is questionable.  TC West Hudson Trails map 114.

 

Tuesday, 10/27            Five Summits Hike          B 6.7 B+

9:00 AM                                                         CEG 1700 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                            845-390-1937

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Meet in the parking lot on Rt 106 in Harriman at the intersection of Route 106 (Kanawauke Road) and the White Bar Trail (GPS 41.23488 -74.14906).  We will hike the White Bar and RD trails to Car Pond, Tom Jones, Parker Cabin, Black Rock Mountains, and Bald Rocks.  We return on the Dunning and White Bar Trails.  Precipitation of any kind cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 10/29 Bare Rock Vista Very Easy Way      B 7 B

10:00 AM                                                         CEG 450 ft

Fred Hodde                                           (h) 862-330-3124

Bullwnkl1@aol.com                               (c) 973-722-7824

Meet at the West Valley Trailhead on Route 17A.  It is shown as parking lot P9 on the Sterling Forest Trails map.  If you’ve avoided Bare Rock Vista because of the climb, this is about as easy as it gets.  We’ll have lunch on the Vista and then return the way we came in.  Call 973-722-7824 before 9:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  Must contact leader via email to register with phone number.  TC Sterling Forest map 100.

 

Saturday, 10/31            Black Rock Forest           B+ 8 B+

8:00 AM                                                         CEG 1148 ft

Mary Gelber                                               917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com (preferred)                         (NCA 9 PM)

Meet at parking lot on 9W (NOT the main parking lot).  Type “Black Rock Forest Consortium 9W South parking area” into your GPS.  Hike some of the lesser known trails of Black Rock Forest as we head into the western area of the forest and have lunch at the lovely Moretti Outpost.  TC West Hudson Trails map 113.

 

Thursday, 11/5           Raccoon Brook Hills            B 5.7 B

9:30 AM                                                        CEG 1140 ft

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Meet at the Reeves Center parking on Seven Lakes Drive.  Hike the Pine Meadow trail to the Kakiat, the Raccoon Brook Hills, the Kakiat, the Stony Brook, and back to the parking lot via the Pine Meadow.  This hike is from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” – chapter 3.  This hike is rated moderate.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  Please register for this hike by email. TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Saturday, 11/7     Hubbard Lodge, Fahnestock B+ 8.4 B+

8:30 AM                                                         CEG 2000 ft

Mary Gelber                                               917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com (preferred)                         (NCA 9 PM)

Meet at Hubbard Lodge, GPS coordinates 41.442292,-73.915487 (2880 Campbell Rd, Cold Spring Rd), 300 feet north of Route 301 intersection on Route 9.  Hike School Mountain Rd up Round Hill to Fahnestock Trail, and then west on Perkins to East Mountain Loop back to School Mountain Rd.  Enjoy ruins, cascading streams, wooden bridges, many good climbs, and beautiful forest.  TC East Hudson Trails map103.

 

Sunday, 11/8     Hudson Highland Nature Museum B 5 C+

9:30 AM

Peter Reiner                                                845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

Starting at the Hudson Highland Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center in Cornwall, NY, hike on local paths and trails connecting to the McKeon Loop Trail in Black Rock Forest with great viewpoints.  Return to the Nature Center via the Highlands Trail.  Rain cancels hike.  TC West Hudson Trails map 113.

 

Tuesday, 11/10    Tiorati / AT / Long Path Loop     B 7 B+

9:00 AM                                                         CEG 1500 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                            845-390-1937

geofffonseca@yahoo.com

Meet at the Tiorati Circle parking.  We will hike the Appalachian Trail at Fingerboard Mountain to the intersection of the AT and the Long Path.  We will return on the Long Path, a woods trail, and the AT.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Thursday, 11/12         Silvermine Lake and         B 7.5 B+

9:30 AM                          Black Mountain       CEG 1200 ft

Henry Barkhorn                                          646-853-0824

hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

Leave from Silvermine Lake parking.  We will do a lollipop on the Menomine, Red Cross, Owl Lake Road, 1779 and AT, returning down the Menomine as we came.  Steady rain cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Saturday 11/14           Bearfort Ridge and             B 8 A-

8:30 AM                        Surprise Lake Loop     CEG 2654 ft

Ross Linegar                                          (c) 917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Depart from the car park just past Union Valley Rd. on Warwick Turnpike. (GPS 41.155715, 74.362748).  We’ll hike to Surprise Lake via the Bearfort Ridge and Ernest Walter Trails.  We will enjoy lunch overlooking Surprise Lake and then return via the Quail Trail.  Not for beginners.  Call cell before 7:30 AM if the weather is questionable.  TC North Jersey Trails map 116.

 

Sunday, 11/15     Tallman Mountain State Park     C 4 C+

9:30 AM                                                           CEG 350 ft

Mario Medici                                         (c) 201-396-9391

marioAmedici@gmail.com

Meet at Tallman Mountain State Park parking (see below).  This hike is intended for those individuals who want to be outdoors and have an easy and enjoyable hike.  Lunch will be overlooking the Hudson River with views of Piermont, NY.  Driving north on Rt 9W, just past the “Sparkill” road sign, turn right at the sign, "Tallman Mountain State Park.”  Proceed 0.1 mile and turn right into "Tallman Mountain"; parking is free after Labor Day.  Proceed 0.1 mile to the large parking lot on your right.  Rain cancels hike.  Must contact hike leader to register via email with phone number.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 109.

 

Tuesday, 11/17     Greenbrook Sanctuary Trails  B 4/5 C+

9:50 AM                                                           CEG 500 ft

Peter Reiner                                                845-323-7697

psr7777@gmail.com

Meet at the gate entrance for Greenbrook Sanctuary, Tenafly, NJ.  Hike a number of trails in this private sanctuary with great Hudson River views.  Please arrive at gate on time so we can start at 10:00.  Entrance is 3 miles south of exit 2 off the PIP on Route 9W.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails map 108.

 

Thursday, 11/19 Skylands Manor to Ilgenstein Rock B 9 B+

9:00 AM

Paul Margiotta                                       (c) 201-693-6705

pjmm1177@gmail.com                                  (day of hike)

Hike will begin at Skylands Manor/ NJ Botanical Gardens, parking lot “A”, in Ringwood State Park.  We will hike to Ilgenstein Rock for lunch, utilizing the Crossover, Halifax, Ringwood-Ramapo, Blue and Hoeferlin Trails.  Our return will be via the Crossover Trail.  TC North Jersey Trails map 115.

 

Thursday, 11/19          Upper Skyline Drive           C 4/5 B

10:00 AM

Pat Marcotullio                                           862-774-2030

patmarcotu@optonline.net

Meet at Upper Skyline Drive hiker parking area for a moderate hike using local trails.  Steady rain will cancel.  TC North Jersey Trails map115.

 

Saturday, 11/21 West Mt. via Cornell Mine Trail B+ 9 B+

8:30 AM                                                         CEG 2349 ft

Mary Gelber                                               917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com  (preferred)                      (before 9pm)

Meet on Route 9W 1.4 miles south of the Bear Mountain Traffic Circle or type “Doodletown Trailhead, Dunderberg Turnpike, Tomkins Cove” into Google Maps.  The small parking area is on the east side of 9W.  (If Anthony Wayne opens, the meeting point will be changed.)  This hike follows the 1777 trail to the southbound SBT up to the West Mtn shelter, north across the ridge of West Mtn, over to the Red Fawn Trail, and then 1777 back to the cars.  Beautiful views and strenuous climbs.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Sunday, 11/22           RD Trail Maintenance             C 6 B

9:30 AM                                                           CEG 700 ft

Karen Rose                                             (c) 551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

Leave from Tiorati Circle.  Hike the RD to the Brien Memorial Shelter while checking blazes and clearing the trail of any debris.  Bring work gloves and clippers if you have any.  Rain cancels.  TC Harriman North Trails map 119.

 

Thursday, 11/24              Ramapo Torne                B 5.1 B

9:30 AM                                                         CEG 1480 ft

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Meet at the Reeves Center parking on Seven Lakes Drive.  Hike the Pine Meadow, Seven Hills, Hillburn-Torne-Sebago Trails, and back on the Seven Hills to the Reeves Brook Trail and to the parking lot via the Pine Meadow Trail.  This hike is taken from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” – chapter 1.  The hike is moderate to strenuous.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 12/3   Jackie Jones Mountain & Big Hill B 6.5 B

9:30 AM                                                         CEG 1300 ft

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Meet at the parking lot on Rt 106 where the S-BM crosses.  Hike the S-BM Trail to the Third Reservoir.  A woods road returns us to Big Hill on the S-BM then onto the Long Path to the Old Turnpike.  We follow this woods road back to the S-BM returning us to the start of the hike.  The hike is described in Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” – chapter 6.  This hike is moderate to strenuous.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails map 118.

 

Saturday, 12/5      Catfish Loop/Chimney Top,      B 6.5 B

9:00 AM                              Fahnestock

Mary Gelber                                               917-922-3203

mlgel91@aol.com               (preferred)                                     (NCA 9pm)

Meet at Catfish Loop Trailhead on Dennytown Rd, Putnam Valley, NY.  GPS parking coordinates are 41.420722, -73.868799.  Moderate hike to the view from Chimney Top, several hilly spots, small streams, and beautiful rock walls.  Lunch at Duck Pond.  TC East Hudson Trails map 103.

Thursday, 12/10                 Mt. Taurus                   B 6 B+

9:00 AM                                                         CEG 1900 ft

Paul Margiotta                                       (c) 201-693-6705

pjmm1177@gmail.com                                  (day of hike)

Meet at the Washburn and Cornish trailheads parking area (opposite Little Stony Point park) which is located on the east side of Route 9D, approximately 0.7 mile north of its intersection with Route 301 in Putnam County.  Please be informed that there is a very long and steep climb at the beginning of the hike, with other shorter ones to follow before reaching the summit of Mt. Taurus.  (For more information see Daniel Chazin’s “Hike of the Week”, No. 13 - Hudson Highlands State Park.)  TC East Hudson Trails map 102.

 

Saturday, 12/12          Claudius Smith Den              C 5 B

9:30 AM                                                           CEG 800 ft

Karen Rose                                              (c)551-804-0358

kkarose@aol.com

Leave from Johnsontown Rd Circle.  Hike the Blue Disc Trail to Claudius Smith Den and return on TMI and White Bar Trails.  There is one short rock scramble on Blue Disc.  Rain cancels.  TC Harriman South Trails map 118.

 

Thursday, 12/17       Pine Swamp Mountain          B 6 B+

9:30 AM                                                         CEG 1305 ft

Roland Autran                                            201-886-9119

autran@msn.com                                                                     (c) 201-699-3388

Meet at the Lake Skannatati parking lot on Seven Lakes Drive.  From there we hike west on the Long Path to the A-SB, Bottle Cap, and RD Trails to Times Square.  We return to the parking lot via the A-SB.  This hike is from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” – chapter 18.  This hike is strenuous.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails map 119.

 

Saturday, 12/19 Wildcat Mountain and Indian Loop B 9 B+

9:00 AM                                                         CEG 2110 ft

Ross Linegar                                          (c) 917-319-3166

linegarross@gmail.com

Depart from the commuter's parking lot at intersection of Route 17A and 17 (GPS 41.2296200, -74.1842800).  We will hike the Wildcat Mountain Trail, Furnace Loop, and Indian Hill Loop, enjoying lunch in the shaded glen.  We then rejoin the Furnace Loop and return to the car park by retracing our steps on the Wildcat Mountain Trail.  Call cell before 8:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  TC Sterling Forest map 100 (P5 parking).