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Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
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  • Black Mountain Loop Trail from Anthony Wayne parking area. 7.5 miles, 4 hours, moderate to strenuous. Driving Directions Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway to Exit 17 (Anthony Wayne Recreation Area...  read more »
  • My wife Janet and I hiked Harriman State Park. We started at the Bear Mountain Inn so part of the hike was in Bear Mountain. We went down the 1777 trail which takes you through Doodletown. Lots of goi...  read more »
  • This will be short and sweet. Hiked the western edge, entering from Tuxedo Park. Most of the people on the trails in this area are serious, respectful hikers (carry in, carry out). Some of the trails ...  read more »
  • I’ve still not seen all there is to see in Harriman, and I probably don’t have enough time in my life to accomplish that - but it’s an awesome place for us New Jerseyians looking for a not-so-far roadtrip. If you’re a hiker, this is a great spot for you. With so many trails offering something different with each (brooks, caves, mines, huge lakes, etc.) you’ll find a new adventure each time you head out. From my experiences so far, trails are clearly marked and range from easy to difficult (again, something for every hiker). I usually run into a few hikers along the path, but I’ve never found it to be crowded. Then again, Harriman State Park covers 47,000 acres - so if you’re looking to spend some time away from people, this might be the place for you. There are multiple parking sites and simple directions into and out of the park. Make sure to charge your cellphone and pack extra water - it’s fairly easy to wander off for miles at a time without a care and suddenly find yourself racing a setting sun (spoken from experience). For day hikes or camp outs, check out Harriman State Park.
  • NYSPP (Harriman, all roads leading to and from Perkins Drive) ticket anyone and everyone for the most minor offense. Cyclist, campers, hikers, car drivers, and motorcyclist. Yes they lie. I've encountered 2 so far and the lie to give you a ticket.
  • Horrible place to camp... the park rangers and police patrolling this park are complete cretins, rude, uncourteous, and disrespectful. They treat you like criminals even for the most minor of offenses and they lie. They creeped up on us while we were at our secluded little camp site minding our own business, ticketed us, and lied about a so called "announcement" made earlier about camping being prohibited in the area. They claimed I heard the announcement when I didn't, changing everything I said to them while they were interrogating me as if I were a criminal. I will never go to this place ever again.. not even for a damn hike. Screw this park, screw the rangers and police assholes. The police man who ticketed us goes by the name "Bombino R".
  • I love Harriman State Park, best place to go if you are in road biking, good beaches and many trails. I moved away and have not been there for years, I recently had the chance to drive through and all the memories I had, all came back. I wanted to move back just so I could go to the park. Come here and make your own memories.
  • Trails well marked and you can easily explore the area on your own.
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