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So I am going to be heading out to Harriman in April with 3 friends who have not backpacked in 15+ years. well, 1 of them has gone once in the past year. Anyway, I figured Harriman is a good place to take them, being close to home and not as severe as the catskills. I have hiked plenty in Harriman and I know that they should be able to handle it. So I am looking for some challenging trails to take these guys on. I am planning on about 6-8 miles a day. Something that will require a little bit of work, I dont want no easy stroll through the woods for them. I have a few routes mapped out already, I'm just asking around and see what ideas are out there since I have not hiked every trail in the park. Preferably looking for a loop as we will all be in 1 car.

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Northern section West Mtn, Timp, Dunderberg and Bald Mtn have been the most challenging for me so far. I would look at the map and see if you can piece a nice hike together, they are all very close(relatively) and you can connect to all of em.

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Burner..welcome back. Have not seen you around in some time. I was looking at that section actually before I posted this topic and I remember you posting a hike that u took and camped on the Timp. Thanks for the info.

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I've kinda noticed that anything running east-west has more up and downs.  Most of the north-south trails sort of follow valleys or ridgelines as much as possible, whereas the east-west trails climb up and over the ridgelines.
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Thanks GG, say did ya hike up there recently?

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no, not since October. But I plan on going soon.

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West side of the Park still has some great snow pack / Most of the well used trails are icing up / But if you look hard enough there's still lots of untracked trails
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There's a meetup group doing the entire R-D trail (22 mi?). I understand that's a real treat. Not sure when, though.

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