Appalachian Trail: NY 17 to Palisades Parkway

Navigate the infamous lemon squeezer, a pinched corridor tucked between mammoth-sized boulders, on this 11-mile route peppered young hardwoods and old iron mines in Harriman State Park.
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Navigate the infamous lemon squeezer, a pinched corridor tucked between mammoth-sized boulders, on this 11-mile route peppered young hardwoods and old iron mines in Harriman State Park.

Shelters: Fingerboard Shelter; sleeps 8. William Brien Memorial Shelter; sleeps 8.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 17.8

Waypoints

WPT017

Location: 41.2755165100098, -74.0677032470703

Regain Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail

WPT017

Location: 41.2874946594238, -74.0744400024414

Seven Lakes Drive

WPT002

Location: 41.2631416320801, -74.1500625610352

AT turns W uphill at intersection with Arden-Surebridge Trail (marked by red triangle on white blazes). Sign at this trail jct. lists the mileages of major points to the other side of Harriman SP at the Hudson River

WPT011

Location: 41.2750663757324, -74.0941696166992

Cross paved Arden Valley Rd. Sidetrack on Arden Valley Rd E 0.3 mi. to popular picnicing area at Lake Tiorati for swim, shower, water fountain and ice cream.

ZZZ022

Location: 41.2825164794922, -74.029167175293

Practice your Frogger skills crossing Palisades Parkway stopping to reflect on your life in the often humorous register located midway

WPT004

Location: 41.2610816955566, -74.1390838623047

Island Pond Outlet

WPT021

Location: 41.2829322814941, -74.0323333740234

Cross Trail 1779

WPT008

Location: 41.2648658752441, -74.1132659912109

Greenwood Mine. Old mines, often water filled, can be seen in Harriman SP

WPT020

Location: 41.2838172912598, -74.0401000976562

First view of the Hudson River from the S

WPT006

Location: 41.2583351135254, -74.1329803466797

The S entrance to the famous Lemon Squeezer. Take a virtual tour of the skinny section of the Lemon Squeezer, aptly named for its tight quarters causing those with large packs to struggle

WPT019

Location: 41.2857818603516, -74.0464477539062

Unmarked old road

WPT018

Location: 41.2796669006348, -74.0593338012695

The William Brian Memorial Shelter: Shelter is built next to a large boulder pile with natural rock serving as the rear wall

WPT010

Location: 41.2698860168457, -74.0984191894531

Summit of Fingerboard Mtn. (1,328 ft.)

WPT015

Location: 41.2856483459473, -74.0845031738281

Trail turns W on rocky outcrop with view to the SE.

WPT016

Location: 41.288631439209, -74.0756988525391

Water. From S, cross bridge then turn R to get to AT

ZZZ001

Location: 41.2671508789062, -74.1590194702148

NY 17 and Arden Rd. intersection

WPT010

Location: 41.2630157470703, -74.1043319702148

Fingerboard Shelter

WPT007

Location: 41.263484954834, -74.1246795654297

AT intersects with the aqua-blazed Long Path

DSCF5832

Location: 41.2648658752441, -74.1132659912109

DSCF5826

Location: 41.2583312988281, -74.1329803466797

DSCF5830

Location: 41.2634811401367, -74.1246795654297

DSCF5838

Location: 41.2630157470703, -74.1043319702148

DSCF5849

Location: 41.2739562988281, -74.0949020385742

DSCF5857

Location: 41.2856483459473, -74.0844955444336

DSCF5868

Location: 41.2796669006348, -74.0593338012695

DSCF5876

Location: 41.2838172912598, -74.0401000976562

DSCF5889

Location: 41.2824592590332, -74.0286254882812

DSCF5804

Location: 41.2671508789062, -74.1590194702148

DSCF5809

Location: 41.2661933898926, -74.1560516357422

DSCF5810

Location: 41.2660140991211, -74.1552429199219