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Timp, Bald & Doodletown - Harriman

  • Dec 8, 2013 · 10:30 AM

This is an upper level intermediate hike but I will be taking this at a slightly slower pace than usual. (We have some people in the group who have expressed an interest in moving up in their comfort zone so I am trying to accomodate that with this hike.)

Note: The Timp & Bald Mtns offer some of the best views within Harriman.

For this one you should be someone active with the group or active with a known local area group. (There are some ups on this one.  If your not sure if you are up for this send me a separate e-mail.)

Route: We will hike from Rte 9W / US 202, through Doodletown to the Timp, then over to Bald Mtn and come down via the Cornell Mine trail.

Estimated Distance - 7.5 to 8.5 depending on final route - there is one small waterfall we can work in if time allows.

Trail map: NY/NJ TC #119. Trail map is available from NY/NJ TC website ( or REI or EMS.

Online pdf trail map:

Google Map coordinates to the parking area along Rte 9W / US 202:[masked],[masked]

Google Map link for directions:,-73.985907&sll=41.266408,-73.641847&sspn=0.112046,0.254025&num=1&vpsrc=0&t=m&z=16

From Bear Mountain Bridge: Head west from Bridge to Bear Mountain Circle. Head south on Rte 9W / US[masked] miles. After crossing concrete bridge, park along east side of road.

Weather: Rain cancels.

Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water (at least 2 liters or bottles - I suggest having 3). Snacks. Hiking poles if needed.

$1.00 Fee for this event

Carpool Potential from Westchester - potential areas include Croton or Annsville circle area

Phone - (917)[masked]

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  • Patrizia

    Thank you so much, Jennie... I really appreciate. Take a lot of picture in your visit!!!

    December 10, 2013

  • Patrizia

    Great day outdoors, no wind, no rain, no snow... Fabulous, with or without the waterfall extension... (oh shucks). Thank you Steve for organizing and sorry for missing the pizza... Jennie, have a great vacation!

    December 8, 2013

    • Jennie + k.

      Patrizia, you have fun in Italy with the students. Also, wow - you really know how to take pictures, esp. when nature speaks to you. Truly amazing photos you posted...

      December 9, 2013

  • Jennie + k.

    Thanks Steve for a great hike, Thanks SheShe for the ride, Thanks Ray for the extra sandwich and Thanks Patrizia for the treats. Happy Holidays everyone!!

    December 8, 2013

    • Raymond R.

      Forgot to put othet half away

      December 9, 2013

    • Jennie + k.

      Oops... It was yummy, you make a mean sandwich :)

      December 9, 2013

  • Renuka

    Thanks for organizing and leading, Steve, It was great to meet everyone. hope to see you again.

    December 8, 2013

  • Victor

    great to meet new people. cannot ask for better conditions. now it can snow:)

    December 8, 2013

  • Steve

    Special thanks to everyone for sharing their hiking and dining time. A special shout out to the production crew for holding off any snow and holding off any wind.

    December 8, 2013

  • Raymond R.

    Nice hike

    December 8, 2013

  • SheShe

    Awesome day- thank you Steve!

    December 8, 2013

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