March 12, 2016
Very Nice Hike
Trails were well maintained and easy to follow, climb was gradual, not too steep. Hiked today, 3/12/16, 65 degrees with no snow on the trail, but surprised to see people skiing at the top on man-made snow. The hike matched perfectly with the above hike description and the Trail Conference North Jersey map.
September 29, 2014
I hiked the red-on-white blazed trail today (which is apparently this one), and while the going is swift for the first mile in either direction, the back third of the trail is really rocky. And not "hopping from rock to rock like a dry creek bed" rocky, or even gravel, but the worst kind - densely spaced medium sized rocks with points and sharp ridges, which forces you to pick your way through like a pack mule. Walking parallel to the trail is not good either, since the rocks are still numerous and covered by leaves and grass. I can't imagine trying to hike this when all the leaves are on the ground. It's cool if that's what you're into, but I prefer a little smoother dirt track, which allows me to take in the beauty of the woods around me, rather than worrying about turning an ankle. So if you're hoping to get a good rhythm going, you might want to find a different trail.
September 14, 2014
View from top of Ski Slope
At the top of the Ski Slope, looking east you will see some tall buildings in the distance --- that is the skyline of White Plains, NY which is about 25 miles away.
February 03, 2013
correcting hike directions
"the Indian Trail ends at a junction with the Old Cedar Trail. Turn right and rejoin the Old Cedar Trail which curves to the east" should be "following the junction of the Indian Trail and the Old Cedar Trail, the Indian Trail turns left, but you should proceed straight ahead on the Old Cedar Trail, which curves to the east...".
April 15, 2012
Great directions/detail with one important exception
Did this hike today and enjoyed the pleasant gradual ups and downs. Good views from the top of Campgaw. Just one IMPORTANT detail: Near the end of the hike after you get on the pink-blazed Gray Birch trail, you will indeed cross the park entrance road, but once over, the trail (marked by pink blazes) goes either right or left. Go RIGHT to follow the pink blazes to the parking lot.