Category Archives: Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails

News and info about trails and hikes in Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

West Mountain Shelter Closed Until November

The West Mountain shelter in Harriman State Park is currently closed for repairs. The park is in the process of restoring the shelter, with roof replacement starting yesterday (Sept. 22). The shelter will be closed through Nov. 2 to allow for … Continue reading

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Check Out the West Mountain Appalachian Trail Relocation with Our Volunteers

Join us on Oct. 18 for a short hike highlighting some of the work by the volunteer trail crews in Harriman State Park. By Bob Fuller, member of the Long Distance Trails Crew The Long Distance Trails Crew is continuing … Continue reading

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Bear Mountain: More Than a Trail; a Gathering Place

By Caitlyn Ball, AmeriCorps member of the Bear Mountain Crew Every section of the Appalachian Trail is unique. The approximately 2,180-mile trail extends from Georgia’s Springer Mountain to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. It brings its determined hikers across rolling hills, meadows … Continue reading

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Bear Mountain Trail Crew Shares Its Love for Working Hard in the Woods

by Caitlyn Ball, AmeriCorps member on the Bear Mountain Trails Project The summer of 2014 has been engaging. My fellow trail crew mates and leaders on Bear Mountain all seem to agree that while we love to work hard in … Continue reading

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Canycom Battles and Heavy Downpours!

By Caitlyn Ball, AmeriCorps member of the Bear Mountain Trail Crew The trail surfacing material has arrived at Bear Mountain!!!  This may seem an unusual thing to be excited about, but the Bear Mountain Trail Crew is excited about progress. … Continue reading

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Rebuilding a Bridge in Harriman State Park

Marci Layton & Linda Moskin, maintainers along the 1779 trail in northern Harriman State Park, asked for new bridge over their trail section over the outlet stream from Turkey Hill Lake to replace the previous bridge that had been destroyed … Continue reading

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Showing Off Our Trail Work and Volunteers

Today we were up on the Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain, showing a reporter and photographer finished and ongoing stages of the trail  project there. On the Upper East Face, the focus of much of this year’s work, we met … Continue reading

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