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Lets Hike Harvey Mountain

  • Harvey Mountain State Forest

    Austerlitz, New York, Austerlitz, Ne (map)

    42.311668 -73.473610

  • Summary: Harvey Mountain is one of the highest points in Columbia County. Near the summit is a large field filled with blueberries. This picnic spot, complete with a table, provides nice views of the Taconics to the South and Catskills to the Southwest.

    You will be traveling on a combination of old roads and foot paths which wind through a mostly hard-wood forest. Be sure to watch out for the trail markers. It is easy to make a wrong turn.

    The trail starts opposite of camp site #1 near the parking area. It is marked with blue disks. After 0.3 miles, you reach a junction. Turn right on the red trail which leads 1.2 miles to the picnic area.

    The actual summit is past the picnic spot in the woods. There is a concrete marker at the boundary between MA and NY.

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    Trailhead: Take NY Rte 90 East to Exit B3. Continue on NY Rte 22 South for 3 miles.
    Turn left onto East Hill Rd. The parking area is on the right after 0.4 miles. (Lat:42.326 Lon:-73.44)

    My car will be parked in the parking area (blue/grey Jeep patriot)
    Call my cell if you need directions[masked]

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  • Kate

    Hi Folks! We are going to cancel this hike and reschedule it at another location for safety's sake. Hopefully you will be able to make the new location instead!

    November 6, 2012

  • William Reagan J.

    Incase I left a message in wrong place, rifle season starts nov 17- dec 9, wear orange , no white or brown, there is hunting allowed on sundays in new york state, hunted but not heavy..

    November 2, 2012

  • Betsy

    Harvey Mountain State Forest is not on the list of state lands where hunting is allowed
    Also, even in State parks that allow hunting, it is never allowed on Sundays. Thank you for bringing up that concern

    October 19, 2012

    • William Reagan J.

      Hunting is allowed on sundays in new york state parks, rifle season starts nov 17-dec 9 at harvey mountain forest, and copake falls, and rudd pond , those little orange vests and coats may be there, not heavy hunted, I still have to get my hunting license, i am late this year, you can hike the road up the hill to a gate on left, walk up hill follow the road up to a open clearing with a picnic table, Lisa Potkewitz is right, but the color would be ORANGE, no brown, no white. this way is also a good walk, I will see you guys there...

      November 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    whats the elevation and how difficult..about how long a hike?

    October 19, 2012

    • Betsy

      Colleen the base elevation is 1565 and the top is 2080. the entire roundtrip is 3.90 miles Betsy

      October 24, 2012

  • Betsy

    Laura
    It was great that you guys stopped me on Sunday. Lilly and I had a great hike. You were right about the mud though.
    I did not see you names on the sign up but thanks for being so considerate to others.
    Hope to hike with both of you soon

    October 24, 2012

  • Betsy

    Marisol, this is NOT the same entrance as we used for beebe hill.
    For this hike we are meeting at the trail head entrance on rte 22.
    Take 90 east to exit B3 to rte 22 south. after 3 miles you will see a sign for Millay at Steepletop TAKE THAT LEFT onto East Hill RD
    The trailhead parking is down a ways on the right.

    October 24, 2012

  • Marisol

    Hi betsy is this the same parking lot as when we did beebe hill?

    October 22, 2012

  • Laura

    Hi Betsy, nice meeting you yesterday, I'm Rita's friend. I hope Lily enjoyed her walk. I thought I had signed up for this hike, but can't seem to find where I cancel my place. I don't want to hold up someone else from going, since I can't. Laura

    October 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    be careful. I used to live in Columbia county and hiked this mountain. I would check if open hunting is allowed in this zone..many, many deer hunters in Columbia county..wear a lot of bright clothes

    October 19, 2012

  • Betsy

    Greg. Thank you for attaching the details from local hikes. Somehow that got left off of this posting. To help answer "difficulty " questions, it is hard to know everyone's level and experience. This hike, while occasionally challenging is not difficult. There are flat sections between the climbs. We will set our pace according to the group. Hope all of this helps.

    October 19, 2012

  • Greg T.

    October 19, 2012

  • janet f.

    just wondering how difficult this hike is? also, how many spots are left?Im interested but would want my better half to come along too. thanks

    October 19, 2012

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