New York City: Fingerboard-Tiorati Loop

Hike a section of America's first National Scenic Trail on this 23.2-mile, 3-day loop around Lake Tiorati in Harriman State Park.
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Hike a section of America's first National Scenic Trail on this 23.2-mile, 3-day loop around Lake Tiorati in Harriman State Park.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 37.4

Waypoints

HBL001

Location: 41.2886390686035, -74.0231094360352

Head S along red-blazed Anthony Wayne Ski/
Bike Trail paralleling Beechy Bottom Brook; West Mtn,; hills rise in E

HBL002

Location: 41.2825889587402, -74.0229034423828

R @ 4-way onto earliest section of AT (1923); follows Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail (white blaze, and white blaze/red dot)

HBL003

Location: 41.2823715209961, -74.0283279418945

Cross Palisades Pkwy. on AT toward Black Mtn. for Hudson River views

HBL004

Location: 41.2862091064453, -74.0459365844726

Scramble over rocks on long switchbacks into valley with small, tumbling streams. Optional spur: Turn R, go .5 mi. to idyllic blues of Silver Mine Lake

HBL005

Location: 41.2798118591309, -74.0591812133789

William Brien Memorial Shelter: Space for 8, spring-fed well. Camp or continue N on AT from the shelter

HBL006

Location: 41.2875709533691, -74.074577331543

Cross Seven Lakes Dr.; climb ridgeline and continue SW on AT

HBL007

Location: 41.2821807861328, -74.0876998901367

Approach N flank of Fingerboard Mtn.; wrap SW around gentle knoll

HBL008

Location: 41.2753715515137, -74.0939788818359

Cross Arden Valley Rd. and pick up AT/Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail, heading S on exposed ridge. Highlight: Look for giant boulder perched on three smaller stones.

HBL009

Location: 41.2632293701172, -74.1040191650391

Fingerboard Shelter: 8-person stone hut, two fireplaces (1st-come basis, seasonal spring);

HBL010

Location: 41.2629508972168, -74.1055526733398

Take R to continue on AT bearing W

HBL011

Location: 41.2644805908203, -74.1101303100586

Cave to the R

HBL012

Location: 41.2659492492676, -74.1123886108398

Cross Surebridge Brook

HBL013

Location: 41.2643585205078, -74.1133193969726

Short ascend Surebridge Mtn.

HBL014

Location: 41.2646789550781, -74.1196517944336

L, continue down on AT

HBL015

Location: 41.2635192871094, -74.12451171875

L on blue Long Path into marshy notch between Island Pond Mtn. and Surebridge Mtn.

HBL016

Location: 41.2570686340332, -74.1307373046875

L up over Surebridge Mtn.

HBL017

Location: 41.2567710876465, -74.1298217773438

Take R to travel over S end of Surebridge

HBL018

Location: 41.2551307678223, -74.128532409668

Waterfall cascades over rocks at crest of ridge

HBL019

Location: 41.2509078979492, -74.1203842163086

Head S on Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail around Hogencamp Mtn.

HBL020

Location: 41.2448806762695, -74.1324996948242

Shelter S down RD trail; L to continue loop

HBL021

Location: 41.2425918579102, -74.1325836181641

Shelter

HBL022

Location: 41.2441482543945, -74.1313171386719

Keep L bearing SE; second shelter 200 feet to S

HBL023

Location: 41.2436599731445, -74.1307678222656

Shelter

HBL024

Location: 41.2507095336914, -74.1123199462891

N end of Pine Swamp

HBL025

Location: 41.2459907531738, -74.1053009033203

Loop around knoll of Pine Swamp Mtn.

HBL026

Location: 41.2492294311523, -74.1017303466797

L heading N on Seven Lakes Drive

HBL027

Location: 41.2569427490234, -74.1006164550781

Turn R off Seven Lakes Drive wrapping around S shores of Lake Tiorati

HBL028

Location: 41.2605285644531, -74.0710678100586

Hike through small hollow lined with beech stands along W flanks of Flaggy Meadow Mtn.

HBL029

Location: 41.2715606689453, -74.0534515380859

Follow Stillwater Brook toward Palisades Parkway

HBL030

Location: 41.2668304443359, -74.0294723510742

Head N on 1779 Trail; return to WPT 3 and car