New York City: Stony Brook-Rampano Torne Loop

This hilly 6.8-mile circuit visits the best vistas in southern Harriman State Park, including views of the NYC skyline, after a fine start along one of the area's prettiest streams.
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This hilly 6.8-mile circuit visits the best vistas in southern Harriman State Park, including views of the NYC skyline, after a fine start along one of the area's prettiest streams.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 10.9

Waypoints

WPT001

Location: 41.173873, -74.168497

Head E on Pine Meadow Trail (red blazes); straight @ 3-way in 50 yds.

WPT002

Location: 41.173985, -74.161217

L @ Y on yellow trail along lovely Stony Brook; straight at next 3-way

WPT003

Location: 41.176552, -74.151634

R@Y on Kakiat Trail (white blazes) just after crossing Stony Brook

WPT004

Location: 41.175316, -74.148613

Picnic-perfect cascades with pools for cooling feet and boulders fro young climbers; straight @ 4-way (don't cross bridge)

WPT005

Location: 41.175335, -74.142448

Straight @ 3-way; Stony Brook burbles musically thru multiple braids

WPT006

Location: 41.174515, -74.141716

R @ T on Seven Hills Trail (blue dots) just after crossing bridge

WPT007

Location: 41.174648, -74.142868

L @ 3-way on Seven Hills (blue dots): climb thru rhododendron and boulders

WPT008

Location: 41.170834, -74.146698

Straight @ 3-way on Hillburn-Torne Sebago Trail (orange); then quick L @ Y

WPT009

Location: 41.165768, -74.146187

Straight @ next two 4-ways; sweeping views all the way to high point called Russian Bear; steep descent begins

WPT010

Location: 41.155468, -74.157982

Good, bad, ugly: views at next ridge of NYC skyline, a power station, and I-87

WPT011

Location: 41.154085, -74.159646

L @ Y for .25-mile climb to Ramapo Torne for better views and terrific picnic spot; return here, go L on Seven Hills Trail (blue)

WPT012

Location: 41.155815, -74.164551

L @ Y, then straigth @ 4-way; follow blue dots

WPT013

Location: 41.171051, -74.168747

R @ T on Pine Meadow Trail (red dots); return to parking lot