Sunday, August 26, 2012

Black Rock Loop, Harriman

August 26, 2012
Distance: 3.5 miles
Time: 2 hours 16 minutes
Map: Harriman - Bear Mountain Trails - Northern Trail Map 119
Parking: Dirt parking lot on Route 106, west of Kanawauke Circle (4th parking area after circle)
Restrooms: none
Post hike dinner: Jewel of Himalaya, Yorktown

Face road from parking lot - the trail is across the street on the left
Follow the White Bar trail (white blazed).
Turn right on the Nurian trail (white blazed - sometimes with N's)
Hike up to Black Rock, which has a good view.
Turn left of the Ramapo-Dunderberg trail (red dot on white).
Pass Bald Rocks shelter on right.
Turn left on the yellow blazed Dunning trail - this turn is easy to miss.
Turn left on the White Bar trail.
Pass by the White Blazed Nurian trail which goes to the left, staying on the White Bar trail.
Continue to parking lot.

Year to date miles 273.4

Parking area
Beginning of the White Bar trail, which parallels the road for a short distance and then veers right
On Black Rock, where there was a large group of Chinese hikers, one singing opera
Leaving Black Rock to go on the Ramapo Dunderburg trail
This section of the trail leaves the woods, and is very scenic
An overlook to the left of the trail. In the distance are hills, not mountains. We used Peakfinder to get their names.
This is one of my favorite sections of Harriman. I believe these are glaciatic boulders.
Bald Rocks Shelter
This cairn marks the turn onto the yellow blazed Dunning trail. It is easy to miss seeing a yellow blaze for the turn.
And here is where we have just turned onto the Dunning trail.

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