Harriman State Park: Iron Mines Loop Professional Review and Guide
"Clear mountain lakes, forest- covered peaks, rocky outcroppings, and a summit with a spectacular view—it’s all worth the extra effort Harriman demands. What does the quintessential downstate New York hike look like? Look no further than Harriman State Park, where this loop—a relatively easy hike compared to the legendary treks in the rest of the park—takes you through areas of mixed forest, huge boulders, and exposed faces of granite and metamorphic gneiss.
The payoff comes at the top of Pine Swamp Mountain, a low peak by Adirondack standards but with a sweeping view of the surrounding Hudson Highlands. You’ll be glad you braved the
vigorous ascent when you arrive at the top. The first part of this hike follows the Long Path, a footpath from Altamont in the Albany area all the way to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey."