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Harriman: Turkey Hill / Appalachian Trail / Long Path

  • Dec 8, 2012 · 9:00 AM

Join us for a strenuous hike in Harriman State Park. We will hike in the north-central section of the park, starting at the Turkey Hill area and making a clockwise loop via the Anthony Wayne, 1779, Appalachian and Long Path trails. There are several vista points, and some very swiftly running streams through this area. Rocky trails and several long, sustained hill climbs along the way. Some of the route will be discovery-hiking, so consider yourself forewarned about possible route-finding adventures.

Difficulty: Strenuous. Several long sustained hill climbs along rocky terrain. Some very steep descents. Hiking poles are strongly recommended.

Distance: About 10 miles

Estimated Time: 5 - 7 hours

Google Map link to Turkey Hill parking area:,-74.050835&hl=en&sll=41.315425,-74.049166&sspn=0.003602,0.008256&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=18&z=18

The parking lot area fills up fast, so please try to arrange carpooling if possible.

Trail map: NY/NJ TC#110

Weather: Rain cancels.

Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles if needed. Headlamp or flashlight. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone. Current weather forecast indicates moderately cold weather for Saturday, so plan to dress in layers, and avoid cotton.

Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times.

Guests: No guests for this hike. All hikers must be members of WHMG.

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:

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.

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  • Patrizia

    Great hike, Peter! Thank you for defying the weatherman and leading us into the woods. Harriman had really specials gifts and nuances on this early December misty mornings.

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to Peter not letting some rain cancel our day... Great day for hiking. Misty and cool.. the usual suspects for companions. Good times..

    December 8, 2012

  • Heike

    A wonderful hike, beautiful lakes and wisps of mist/fog met us in the woods. Great company, thanks Peter.

    December 8, 2012

  • Ed

    Thanks for leading the hike Peter - it was great to get out and be with a nice group of people.

    December 8, 2012

  • Nina

    Just saw the email about confirming by 7-7:30 a.m. Any way it could be confirmed earlier? Leaving from the city and then catching a ride, and because of train schedules, it would be really helpful to know by about 6 a.m. if possible.

    December 7, 2012

    • Peter

      Doubtful I can make the call before 7am, since I am trying to avoid cancelling the hike when there is a chance for weather improvement.

      December 7, 2012

  • Joe B.

    Wish I could make Harriman. Will be at Rockerfeller Sunday:-)

    December 7, 2012

  • Benjamin R.

    Does anyone live around Nyack that I may get a ride from? my number is (201) 919-4154. Thanks.

    December 6, 2012

  • Tamar

    if anyone can offer a ride from NYC please let me know! will share expenses of course. Thanks!

    December 2, 2012

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