Buck Mountain Hike, New York


LOCATION: Harriman State Park, NY


Explore the Lakes of Buck Mountain

Hike through Harriman State Park and awaken your inner explorer with this New York outdoor adventure.  Set out on a full day hike covering more than nine miles of forest paths.  No car? No worries.  This trek includes transportation to the secluded trails of Buck Mountain, just a short ride from the city.

Sometimes a trip to the woods is all it takes to give you a new perspective on urban life.  Out here, the trails and the woods are quiet.  Keep your eyes peeled for deer and other local creatures; Buck Mountain is brimming with wildlife you'll never see in Manhattan.

Feel like taking a swim?  Bring your suit.  During the hike you'll have the opportunity to enjoy two different lakes.  You can dive for a refreshing dip or just relax on the shore and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Balance your busy city life with some rejuvenating outdoor playtime.  This New York hiking experience makes it easy to get out of the city and unwinde in the woods.

  • Leave New York City and hike through Harriman State Park
  • Round trip transportation provided
  • Intensity level: 4/10
  • Total distance 9.2 miles
  • Accumulative Elevation Gain: 1,200 Ft

This is a clear trail, with no use of hands or scrambling required.   Dress in seasonally appropriate outdoor gear.  If you feel like taking a swim in the lakes, be sure to pack a towel and your swimsuit.  Bring along a back pack with three liters of water, lunch and some high protein snacks.

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