Location: Harriman State Park, Tuxedo NY
Hike distance: 4.5 miles
Hiking time: 3 hours
High point: 1200 feet
Elevation gain: 550 feet
We enjoy this hike for the panoramic views and access to 2 nice lakes! It's a moderate hike with some steep ups and downs. Climb up Tom Jones Mountain by going south on the red-blazed Ramapo - Dunderberg (RD) trail across the parking area on Lake Kanawauke Road (County 106). After taking in the nice views at the top and descending, you will come across the blue-blazed Victory trail (V). Continue on the RD until you reach the top of Parker Cabin Mountain with more views. Make a left at the yellow-blazed Triangle trail (T) and you will reach Lake Skenonto in about a half mile. As you approach the lake, you will come across the V. Continue a few steps on the T and you will get a nice view of the lake. You can either go back to the V or continue on the T for another quarter mile to reach Lake Sebago. Back track to the V and head north east along Lake Skenonto. Towards the northern end of the lake, there is an open area with water access and a picnic table that is perfect for you to take a break and your dog to swim. Continue on the V until you reach the RD junction again. You can either take the RD back over Tom Jones Mountain or continue on the V for 1000 feet to Lake Kanawauke Road (County 106), make a right and walk back on the road to the parking area.