Just an hour north of New York City, the Timp-Torne Trail offers a scenic hike through Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks with panoramic vistas of the Hudson River. The rugged blue-blazed trail travels along Dunderberg Mountain, The Timp summit, West Mountain and the steep rockface of Popolopen Torne. The trail is mostly wooded, so look for deer and other wildlife. Along the way, you'll also enjoy a mix of modern views (the Manhattan skyline) and historic sites: two tunnels and several rail beds from the Dunderberg Spiral Railway, which started construction in 1890, but was never completed.
Parking and Trail Access
To start on the trail's northern end: From Palisades Interstate Parkway (Route 6), turn north on Route 9W. Take the first left after crossing the bridge over Popolopen Creek and then the third left (west) onto Mine Road. Follow Mine Road for just over a mile to the trailhead and small parking area at the base of Popolopen Torne.
A dirt parking lot is also available at the southern trailhead on U.S. Route 9W near its juncture with River Road.