Nov 25, 2012 · 11:30 AM
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Distance: 7.7 miles
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous
Length: 4 to 4.5 hours
Pace: moderate to fast
Things to bring: hiking footwear, lunch, snacks, several light wicking layers (NO COTTON Please)
1) This hike will not have a sweeper, meaning it will be YOUR responsibility to maintain pace with the hike leader. Losing site of the hike leader or the group increases your chances of being lost significantly
2) This hike will have extended periods of hiking without a breaks (usually 1 hour or more )
Take N.J. Route 17 north to the New York State Thruway and take the first exit, Exit 15A (Sloatsburg). Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto N.Y. Route 17 north, and continue through the Village of Sloatsburg. Just past the village, turn right at the traffic light, following the sign for Harriman State Park. Cross an overpass over railroad tracks and continue along the Seven Lakes Drive, passing under the Thruway overpass, and soon entering Harriman State Park. Proceed for another mile to the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, on the right side of the road. Park in the Visitor Center's parking lot.