Iron Mines Loop #1 (East) in Harriman-Bear Mountain...

Harriman-Bear Mountain State Parks

The Whaleback on the R-D Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin The Whaleback on the R-D Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This hike leads to interesting remnants of old iron mines and climbs to viewpoints from open rocks.

41.241997, -74.102354

From at a kiosk at the northwest corner of the parking area, follow the aqua-blazed Long Path along the north shore of Lake Skannatati on a rocky footpath through a mountain laurel thicket. In half a mile, the trail bends away from the lake, crosses Pine Swamp Brook, and soon passes a huge rock ledge on the right. About 1.3 miles from the start, you’ll climb to a junction with the yellow-...

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December 08, 2016
Nice moderate hike
I did this hike on November 13, 2016. It was very easy to follow and scenic throughout. Thanks for the great hike description. For a virtual tour of this hike please visit:
January 25, 2015
Nice snowshoe
<p>This hike made a nice showshoe. Only a couple of&nbsp;tricky spots where the snow was covering icy rocks. We've hiked in this area several times. We were glad someone had gone on the R-D trail before us, leaving tracks though. It was a little harder for us to find blazes on it during the winter.</p> <p>Some photos: <a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
January 01, 2012
Hike has been edited to eliminate erroneous name
<P>After checking the matter a little further, I determined that the swamp to the left of Dunning Trail is not in fact the Pine Swamp.&nbsp; The hike description has been edited so that it now reads that the trail "passes a swamp on the left."&nbsp; The description is now entirely correct.</P>
Daniel Chazin
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