June 27, 2015
Distance: 6.2 miles
Time: 2 hours 58 minutes
Elevation gain: 1,574'
Year to date miles: 435.6
Parking: Parking lot at visitor center, plus on street parking
Restrooms: At visitor center, seasonal
Directions: Ramapo Torne/Raccoon Brook Hills Trail Loop from Reeves Meadow
Map: Harriman Bear Mountain Trails
This is a popular place to start a hike. The parking area/street was packed with cars. If you want solitude, this might not be a good hike to try on a weekend.
It was a cool but humid rainy day, which didn't stop others from hiking. This is a moderate hike. Some level sections, and some hilly rocky sections. Mountain laurel has finished blooming, but blueberries are starting to appear and were tasty.