Location: Harriman State Park, Tuxedo NY
Hike distance: 4.5 miles
Hiking time: 3 hours
High point: 1200 feet
Elevation gain: 450 feet
This hike takes you to beautiful scenic overlooks and access to 3 lakes. There are some steep descents but the ascents are moderate mostly in the beginning of the hike. Start at the blue-blazed Seven Hills Trail (SH) across Seven Lakes Drive from the Sebago Boat Launch. About 0.8 miles into the hike, you will come across the red-blazed Tuxedo-MT Ivy Trail. Continue on the SH for another 1.5 miles taking in the scenic views on top of Diamond Mountain. After a steep descent and right before the Pine Meadow Brook, turn left on the red-blazed Pine Meadow Trail (PM). You will reach Pine Meadow Lake in about a half mile. Continue on the PM until you reach a ruin. There is a small rocky beach a few steps east of the ruin which is a great spot for your dog to swim. To begin the return trip, back track past the ruin and turn right on the unmarked Conklin Road. Once you reach Lake Wanoksink, turn left and follow the unmarked trail around the southern tip of the lake. Bear right when you reach a wider unmarked trail until you reach an even wider Pine Meadow Road. Make a right here and continue north-east for 0.2 miles until you reach a junction with another unmarked trail. Take the trail just left of Pine Meadow Road and continue north until you get back on the SH and retrace your steps back to the Sebago Boat Launch.