Location: Harriman State Park, Tuxedo NY
Hike distance: 5.2 miles
Hiking time: 3.5 hours
High point: 1100 feet
Elevation gain: 600 feet
This hike takes you to several incredible views with a few steep ups and downs. Start at the red-on-white blazed Pine Meadow Trail (PM) on the right side of the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center parking lot facing the woods. Turn left onto the blue-on-white-blazed Seven Hills Trail (SH). At about 1.5 miles, you will see the orange-blazed Hillburn-Torne-Sebago Trail (HTS) on the right, but you should turn left to continue along the SH. Following a couple of steep ascents, you will come to a junction with the HTS again. Turn right following the HTS to the summit of Ramapo Torne. After taking in the expansive view, retrace your steps back on the HTS to the SH junction. Continue ahead on the joint HTS/SH for 0.2 miles until the two trails split. Bear left on the SH which descends steeply and then climbs to a breathtaking viewpoint called the Torne View. Continue on the SH until you reach a junction with the white-blazed Reeves Brook Trail (RB). Turn left on to this trail and follow it back to the PM. Turn left and walk for a short distance until you are back to the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center parking lot.