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Abram Hewitt State Forest

This loop hike traverses the Bearfort Ridge, with its unusual puddingstone conglomerate rock and pitch pines growing out of bedrock, reaches a panoramic viewpoint over Greenwood Lake, goes through a rhododendron tunnel, and passes Surprise Lake and West Pond.

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This is one of the most spectacular hikes in the New Jersey-New York metropolitan area. Although it begins with a fairly strenuous 600-foot climb, the rest of the hike does not involve any major elevation changes. There are, however, many short, steep ups and downs, some of which require you to use your hands as well as your feet. The estimated time of four hours will allow you plenty of time...

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Trip Reports

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December 02, 2016
Has a little bit of everything - Water, several GREAT views, some scrambling. First bit is a bit steep, then it levels off an is pretty great.
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August 11, 2016
The descriptions were great, except that there are several places on the hike that required us lifting our dogs up and over or down some tough trail sections.
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October 26, 2015
I just completed this loop on Sunday.  I did it counter clockwise with a hike out the Appalachian trail to the Prospect Rock view point in NY.
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