Join us for a moderate-to-strenuous hike in Sterling Forest. We will hike in the eastern section of the park up to the Appalachian Trail via the Sapphire trail. From there we'll do the Indian Hill trail loop, and return. Along the way we'll see some of the fascinating geological formations that make this area so beautiful. Rocky trails, scenic vistas and several long, sustained hill climbs along the way.
Difficulty: Moderate-to-strenuous. Several long sustained hill climbs along rocky terrain.
Distance: 9 miles
Estimated Time: 5 - 6 hours
Google Map link to Harriman Train Station parking lot: https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.294059,-74.141538&hl=en&sll=41.292213,-74.138843&sspn=0.007207,0.016512&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=17&t=m&z=17. Plan to meet at parking lot entrance road. Sapphire trail begins on the other side of Rte 17.
Trail map: NY/NJ TC#100
Weather: Rain cancels.
Guests: No guests. Every participant must be a member of WHMC. Hey, it's free to join!
Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles if needed. Headlamp or flashlight. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone.
Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times.
Important Note: Be certain to check this webpage and your email prior to the hike for any last-minute changes or cancellations.
Important general notes about my hikes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TKFHHQIDkgNVWs-4XmPVJM3qXp7X9B6jIrUZSWgyECU/edit
Liability Waiver: Hiking or outdoor activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury, medical emergency, even death. You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well being, including those of your guests.