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Harriman: Almost Perpendicular / Elbow Brush / Claudius Smith Den

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Join us for a moderate 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.

Difficulty: Moderate

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.

Google Map link for directions to parking area:,-74.184122&hl=en&sll=41.195424,-74.183215&sspn=0.001889,0.004128&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=19&z=19

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.

Weather: Rain cancels.

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