OUTINGS SCHEDULE · SUMMER 2021 · JULY · AUGUST · SEPTEMBER

 

Thursday, 7/1                                               B+ 8 B+

Hudson Highlands Circular                        CEG 2000+ ft

Bob Fiscina                                          fis6973@tutamail.com

Meeting place and start time provided upon registration.  We will do a loop encompassing the Undercliff, Breakneck Ridge, Notch and Nelsonville trails.  Rain cancels.  TC East Hudson Trails Map 102.

 

Tuesday, 7/6                                                  B 6.7 B

Almost Perpendicular Loop                         CEG 1705 ft

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c) 201-699-3388

9:15 AM sharp at the Skate Park, 54 E Village Rd, Tuxedo Park, NY (GPS 41.193228, -74.182439).  We will hike the Ramapo-Dunderberg and Blue Disc Trails to Almost Perpendicular and return on the Kakiat.  This moderate to strenuous hike is described in Chapter 8 of Circuit Hikes in Harriman by Don Weise.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Tuesday, 7/13                                                B 5.5 A

Bear Mountain Appalachian Trail Loop       CEG 1700 ft

Peter Reiner                                         psr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697

9:00 AM in the Bear Mountain Inn parking lot off Rt 9W.  Parking fee charged.  The hike will begin on the Appalachian Trail climbing up to Perkins Tower.  The return will be on the Major Welch Trail over Bear Mountain and around the lake.  This is a strenuous hike.  Rain cancels hike.  TC Northern Harriman Map 119.

 

Wednesday, 7/14                                          B 6/8 B

In The Woods

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c) 201-699-3388

Active hikers will receive a group email from leader by previous Saturday for location, time and other details of the hike.  Others can contact the leader (by email) by 6 PM on Monday.

 

Thursday, 7/15                                               B 5 B+

Storm King Mountain                                  CEG 1300 ft

Henry Barkhorn                                hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824_

10:00 AM from Highlands Trail parking off Bayview Ave. (Rt. 218) south of Cornwell Landing._ We will hike the Highland, Stillman and Bluebird Trails._Terrific views of the Hudson from Storm King Mountain and Butter Hill._ Steady rain cancels. _TC West Hudson Trails Map 113._


 

Saturday, 7/17                                               B 7.5 B

To Bare Rock The Long Way                       CEG 1240 ft

Ross Linegar                                      linegarross@gmail.com

917-319-3166

7:30 AM at Sterling Forest Visitor’s Center upper lot.  We’ll start by hiking the Bare Rock Trail.  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 and Fire Tower Connection Trails.  Call 917-319-3166 before 7:30 AM if the weather is questionable.  TC Sterling Forest Trails Map 100.

 

Tuesday, 7/20                                                B 8.4 B

Hasenclever Mine                                       CEG 1500 ft_

Geoff Fonseca                                  geofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-390-1937

9:00 AM at Lake Skannatati parking lot in Harriman State Park._ We will hike the ASB, Red Cross, and Beech Trails and the Long Path.  Precipitation of any kind cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Wednesday, 7/21                                          B 6.5 B                                                                       

Boston Mine & Stahahe High Peak             CEG 1382 ft

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:15 AM sharp at the parking lot on Rt 106.  You can find it at 1369 Kanawauke Road, Southfields, NY.  We will hike the Nurian, R-D, Lichen, A-SB, White Bar, and Dunning to Green Pond, and the Nurian Trail to Island Pond Road to get to Stahahe High Peak and back to the parking lot.  This strenuous hike is described in Don Weise’s Circuit Hikes in Harriman page 75.  Severe inclement weather cancels. TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Thursday, 7/22                                             B 6.5 B+

Butter Hill/Stillman/Bluebird Loop              CEG 1200 ft

Peter Reiner                                         psr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697

8:30 AM at the hikers parking lot on Rt 9W by Storm King State Park.  Hike up Butter Hill past the ruins to the Bluebird and Stillman Trails.  Lunch on top of Storm King Mt. with great views.  Rain cancels hike.  TC West Hudson Map 113.


 

Tuesday, 7/27                                                B 4.5 A

Palisades Interstate Park, Giant Stairs

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:15 AM at the parking lot on the State Line Lookout on the Northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway.  This hike is strenuous.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC Hudson Palisades Trails Map 109.

 

Thursday, 7/29                                                B 6 B

Lunch on Diamond Mountain

Paul Margiotta                                   pjmm1177@gmail.com

(c)201-693-6705 (morning of hike only)

9:30 AM at Lake Sebago boat launch off of Seven Lakes Drive.  We will do a loop utilizing the 7 Hills and Buck Trails, Pine Meadow Road and T-MI Trail.  We will take a short detour to a scenic vista on Diamond Mountain for lunch.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Saturday, 7/31                                               B 8 B+

Schunnemunk Challenge                             CEG 2221 ft

Ross Linegar                                      linegarross@gmail.com

917-319-3166

7:00 AM at Otterkill Road parking lot.  We’ll ascend by Trestle Trail to Western Ridge then down Sweet Clover to Barton Swamp Trail and then up the Ridge to Ridge Trail to join the Jessup and take the White Trail to view one of the park’s attractions, ‘The Megaliths’.  Then we continue along the Jessup to the Otterkill and back to the car park. Not for beginners. Call cell before 6:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  TC West Hudson Trails Map 114.

 

Tuesday, 8/3                                                 B 8.5 B+

Ledges and Lakes

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:15 AM at the parking lot called “Skatepark” behind the Tuxedo Train Station on E. Village Road in Tuxedo.  We will hike the Ramapo-Dunderberg, Tuxedo-MT Ivy, Triangle, Victory, and White Bar Trails. This strenuous hike is described in Chapter 9 of Don Weise’s Circuit Hikes in Harriman.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Thursday, 8/5                                                B 7.5 B

Island Pond Lemon Squeezer Loop            CEG 1800_ft

Henry Barkhorn                                hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824_

9:30 at the Elk Pen parking lot.  We will hike the AT over the north end of Island Pond, through the Lemon Squeezer, then return on the Long Path, White Bar, Dunning, Nurian and Stahahe Brook trails.  Steady rain cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 


 

Saturday, 8/7                                                 B 9 B+

Hike the AT For Ice Cream                           CEG 1300 ft

Peter Reiner                                         psr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697

9:30 AM at the parking area where the Appalachian Trail crosses NY Rt 17A located at Continental Rd., Warwick, NY (GPS 41.24741067641504, -74.28797700239467).  Several great views including Greenwood Lake and Cat Rock.  At the end we will go to the famous Bellvale Creamery ice cream shop.  No beginners please.  This is a car shuttle.  We will start the hike at the Allis-Sterling Ridge Trail head parking area (P8) off NY Rt 17A.  Rain cancels hike.  TC Sterling Forest Map 100.

 

Tuesday, 8/10                                                B 6.8 B

Modified Lake Sebago, Diamond Mountain

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:15 AM sharp at the parking lot at end of Johnsontown Road in the town of Sloatsburg, NY off the Seven Lakes Drive in Harriman Park.  We will hike a variety of trails from the White Bar going North and then to Lake Sebago using the T-MI crossing Seven Lakes Drive, to Diamond Mountain on the Seven Hills then on the HTS to the T-MI, and the White Bar returning to the parking lot.  This moderate to strenuous hike is a modification of the hike’s description from Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” page 19.  Rain cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Thursday, 8/12                                              C 4.2 C-

Tallman Mountain State Park                       CEG 200 ft

Mario Medici                              marioAmedici@gmail.com (pref.)

201-396- 9391

10:00 AM at the Tallman State Park parking lot.  Driving north on Rte. 9W (1.1 miles north of Oak Tree Road), turn right on Rockland Road at the sign "Tallman Mountain State Park.”  TC Hudson Palisades Trails Map 109. There is no charge for parking on weekdays.

 

Saturday, 8/14                                               B 9 B+

Wildcat Mountain and Indian Hill Loop      CEG 2110 ft

Ross Linegar                                      linegarross@gmail.com

917-319-3166

7:00 AM at the commuter's parking lot at intersection of Rt 17A and Rt 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 7:00 AM if the weather is questionable.  Not for beginners.  TC Sterling Forest Map 100 (P5 parking).

 


 

Tuesday, 8/17                                                B 8.5 B

Elk Pen Double Loop                                   CEG 1500 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                  geofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-390-1937_

9:00 AM at the Elk Pen parking lot in Harriman State Park.  We will hike the AT to Island Pond and the Lemon Squeezer, loop around the Long Path and AT back to the Lemon Squeezer, then on the ASB to the southern end of Island Pond for lunch.  We return on the ASB.  Precipitation of any kind cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Thursday, 8/19                                              B 5.8 B

Norvin Green State Forest

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:15 AM sharp at the Otter Hole parking lot, Glenwild Avenue, Bloomingdale, NJ.  We will start on the Hewitt-Butler Trail to the Posts Brook, Carris Hill, and Hewitt-Butler Trails passing Yoo-Hoo Point to Wyanokie High Point, Macopin Trail.  Then we catch the Otter Hole Trail to the Wyanokie Circular, Outlaw Trail, Wyanokie Crest Trail and back on the Otter Hole to the parking lot.  This is Hike 37 of “Hike of the Week” by Daniel Chazin.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Tuesday, 8/24                                                B 7.1 B

Ramapo Mountain Twin Hill                        CEG 1300 ft

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:15 AM at the parking lot on “Ramapo Mountain State Forest (upper lot)” or “265 Skyline Drive, Oakland, NJ 07436.  We cross the road going east on the Tamarack Loop Trail to the Yellow to the Schuber Trail and south to the parking lot area.  This hike is moderate.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 115.

 

Thursday, 8/26                                             B+ 6.2_B

Russian Bear                                                CEG 1820 ft

Nick Loudon                                     nickloudon@comcast.net

973-619-5913

9:30 AM at the Reeves Visitor Center on Seven Lakes Drive.  We start on the Pine Meadow Trail, and almost immediately turn onto the Reeves Brook Trail.  We turn onto the Seven Hills Trail and then onto the HTS.  Turning onto the Seven Hills Trail, to Reeves Brook Trail and back to the start.  See Chapter 2,  Don Weise’s Circuit Hikes In Harriman.  Rain cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 


 

Saturday, 8/28                                                B 8 A

Bearfort Ridge Loop                                    CEG 2654 ft

Ross Linegar                                      linegarross@gmail.com

917-319-3166

7:30 AM at 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 Loop and Ernest Walter Trails, enjoy lunch overlooking Surprise Lake, and then return on the Bearfort Loop (formerly the Quail Trail).  Not for beginners.  Call cell before 7:30 AM if the weather is questionable.  North Jersey Trails Map 116.

 

Tuesday, 8/31                                                B 6.9 B

Goshen Mountain Circular                          CEG 1425 ft

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:15 AM sharp at the parking lot for Lake Tiorati Circle on Seven Lakes Drive.  We take the blue blazed trail to the RD/AT going north to Arden Valley Road then the Long Path where we connect to the Appalachian Trail.  We continue on the Appalachian Trail, cross Seven Lakes Drive, and go all the way to the RD Trail.  We return by re-crossing Seven Lakes Drive using the RD back to the AT, crossing Arden Valley Road and then to the blue blazed trail back to the parking lot.  This hike is described in Don Weise’s “Circuit Hikes in Harriman” page 107.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Saturday, 9/4                                               B+ 10 A-

Black Rock Forest                                        CEG 2000 ft

Mary Gelber                                  mlgel91@aol.com (preferred)

917-922-3203_(NCA 9PM)

8:00 AM 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 Map 113.

 

Tuesday, 9/7                                                    B 6 B

Hibernia Mines Green Pond Rd.

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:15 AM sharp at the parking lot at the intersection of Green Pond Rd & Lower Hibernia Rd.  We hike a variety of trails from the Four Birds to the Saint Patrick Cemetery, the Hawk Watch and the Beaver Pond.  This hike is moderate to strenuous.  TC Jersey Highlands Trails Map 125.

 


 

Saturday, 9/11                                               B 6.8 B

The Osborn Loop                                          CEG 750 ft

Ross Linegar                                      linegarross@gmail.com

201-871-3531

7:30 AM from the Castle Rock Unique Area hiker parking (GPS 41.370278,-73.945) to hike the Osborn Loop in Hudson Highlands State Park.  From the Bear Mt. Bridge east side, drive about 4 miles north on Rt 9-D.  Look for the Castle Rock Unique Area sign on your right after a stone wall.   Turn in on a farm road following it to the hiker parking area surrounded by open fields. One of the highlights of this hike is the viewpoint that looks northwest towards Storm King Mountain, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the East Hudson Highlands.  Rain cancels.  TC East Hudson Trails Map 101.

 

Tuesday, 9/14                                                 B_8_B

Tuxedo Loop                                                CEG 1600 ft

Geoff Fonseca                                  geofffonseca@yahoo.com

845-390-1937_

9:00 AM at DEC parking lot at East Village Rd in Tuxedo Park, NY (GPS 41.19571, -74.18380).  We hike on the R-D and TMI to Claudius Smith Den and the Dutch Doctor, then on the White Bar and Triangle Trails to Lake Sebago, Lake Skenanto and Parker Cabin Mountain.  Return on the R-D.  Rain cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Wednesday, 9/15                                            B 6 B

Pine Meadow / SBM Loop                           CEG 1430 ft

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:15 AM at Ramapo Equestrian Center off Rt 202.  Hike on the Pine Meadow Trail to the Conklin’s Crossing Trail and back on the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail.  This moderate to strenuous hike is described in Chapter 5 of Circuit Hikes in Harriman by Don Weise.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC Southern Harriman Trails Map 118.

 

Saturday, 9/18                                           B+ 10.8 B+

Splitrock Reservoir Loop                             CEG 2100 ft

Bob Fiscina                                          fis6973@tutamail.com

Meeting place and start time provided upon registration.  We will circle the reservoir on the Four Birds and Splitrock Loop trails.  Rain cancels.  TC Jersey Highlands East Map 125.

 


 

Sunday, 9/19                                                   C 2 C

Croton Reservoir & Dam Walk                     CEG 150 ft

Mario Medici                                   marioamedici@gmail.com

(c)201-396-9391

10:00 AM at Croton Gorge Park (free parking after Labor Day).  Back in 1842, New York City received its first supply of fresh water and it all began here.  Hear a brief history of the Old Croton Aqueduct and hike up to the top of the dam, once the second tallest man-made structure in the world.  This is a great opportunity to learn a little history, take some great photos, and see something no other hike can provide.  Learn how you can become a “26er.”  Picnic tables and rest room facilities are available.  Must provide phone number when registering.  TC Westchester Trails Map 132.

 

Tuesday, 9/21                                                B 6.6 B

Island Pond                                                  CEG 1655 ft

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:15 AM sharp at the Elk Pen parking lot.  We will start on Arden-Surebridge to the Appalachian, back to the parking lot.  This moderate hike is described in Don Weise’s Circuit Hikes in Harriman page 81.  Rain cancels. TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Thursday, 9/23                                                B 7 B

Island Pond & Stahahe High Peak

Paul Margiotta                                   pjmm1177@gmail.com

(c)201-693-6705 (morning of hike only)

9:30 AM at the White Bar Trail crossing parking area located on the south side of Rt 106, approx. 2.25 miles east of Rt 17 in Orange County, NY.  We will hike to and around Island Pond utilizing the White Bar, ASB, and AT trails and Island Pond Road.  Lunch will be at the south side of the pond.  Our return will be via Island Pond Road with a climb to Stahahe High Peak for a vista of Lake Stahahe.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Saturday, 9/25                                             B+ 13 A-

Hubbard Lodge, Fahnestock                       CEG 2500 ft

Mary Gelber                                  mlgel91@aol.com (preferred)

917-922-3203_(NCA 9PM)_

8:30 AM at Hubbard Lodge (GPS 41.442292, -73.915487, 2880 Campbell Rd, Cold Spring Rd) 300 feet north of Rt 301 intersection on Rt 9.  Take School Mountain Rd, then go up Round Hill on the Fahnestock Trail.  Follow Fahnestock Trail along the marsh and over to Beaver Pond.  Then north on Charcoal Burners, east on Wiccopee, and southwest on School Mountain Rd back to the cars.  Enjoy ruins, cascading streams, wooden bridges, many good climbs, and beautiful forest.  TC East Hudson Map 103.

 


 

Sunday, 9/26                                                   B 6 B

Bearfort Ridge/ Hewitt State Forest

Peter Reiner                                         psr7777@gmail.com

845-323-7697

9:30 AM at Warwick Turnpike, Hewitt, NJ (GPS 41.155715, -74.362748) for a hike on the Bearfort Ridge Loop Trail with some steep ascents.  Return on the loop (formerly the Quail Trail) back to the parking area.  Rain cancels hike.  TC North Jersey Trails Map 116.

 

Tuesday, 9/28                                                B 7.2 B

Silvermine Lake & Big Bog Mountain

Roland Autran                                        autran@msn.com

201-886-9119, (c)201-699-3388

9:15 AM sharp at the parking lot at Silvermine Lake.  Start on the Menomine Trail to the Red Cross, 1779 to the AT and Silvermine Road back to the parking lot.  This moderate to strenuous hike is a version of the hike described in Chapter 15 of Circuit Hikes in Harriman by Don Weise.  Severe inclement weather cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.

 

Thursday, 9/30                                               B 7 B+

Dunderberg Spiral Railway and Bald Mountain CEG 2000 ft

Henry Barkhorn                                hcbarkhorn@hotmail.com

646-853-0824

9:30 AM at the parking area on Rt 9W about 4 miles south of the Bear Mountain Circle near the intersection with River Rd.  We will hike a loop on the Timp-Torne, 1777, and RD Trails.  Steady rain cancels.  TC Northern Harriman Trails Map 119.