Join us for amoderate mid-winter loop hike up through the far western section of Harriman State Park. We'll climb Almost Perpendicular, a steep volcanic torne, then hike north through Elbow Brush to the Claudius Smith Den area, a famous hideout for a notorious Revolutionary War renegade. Some steep climbs and descents, and beautiful views along very rocky terrain.
Distance: 7 - 9 miles
Estimated Time: 5 -7 hours
Trail Map:NY/NJ TC #118
Parking: Park in the Park&Ride lot in Tuxedo just north of the Tuxedo train station.
Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles if needed. Microspikes. Headlamp or flashlight. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone. Plan to dress in layers, and avoid cotton.
Guests: No guests for this hike. All hikers must be members of WHMG.
Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times.
Meet other local hiking enthusiasts. Make a new friend or three. Burn a few calories. Enjoy nature in our beautiful Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and beyond!!
G.M.Trevelyan once said:
"We are literally children of the earth, and removed from her our spirits wither or run to various forms of insanity. Unless we can refresh ourselves at least by intermittant contact with nature, we grow awry."
This is a hiking group with intermediate to difficult hikes, that will include rock scambles. You hike at your own risk. Please wear hiking shoes/boots(This is an Absolute Must). Always bring at least two bottles of water and snacks depending on length of hike.
Dogs Are welcome to come with us when It says a Dog friendly Hike, But you must read our Doggie Policy. Please read our Dog Policy in the About Us Section.