Bear Mountain - Harriman Area Closures Updates

February 7, 2024

Due to major storm damage on July 9th, areas of Bear Mountain State Park and Harriman State Park remain closed.


Bear Mountain State Park picnic grounds, Hessian Lake loop trail and Trailside Museum & Zoo have reopened, but many trail closures still remain in effect. Even where trails are passable, the shaded area is closed to the public and hiking is not permitted. Before travelling, visitors should be aware that many road/trailhead parking lot closures are in effect in the surrounding area. Hikers should exercise caution as backcountry trails have been impacted by erosion and downed trees. For more details on closures and access, reference the map shown here. 

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As a reminder to all trail users, the detour for the Appalachian Trail shown on the map is for thru-hikers only. For additional information on the detour of the A.T. in Bear Mountain visit the corresponding Trail Alert


For additional information and updates about these closures, please visit the NYS Parks website