Bearfort Ridge/Quail Trail Loop from Warwick Turnpike

Abram Hewitt State Forest

This loop hike traverses the Bearfort Ridge, with its unusual puddingstone conglomerate rock and pitch pines growing out of bedrock, passes through a rhododendron tunnel, and comes out on the shore of Surprise Lake.

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From the parking turnout, walk east on Warwick Turnpike, going back over the concrete road bridge. Just east of the bridge, you'll see three white blazes that mark the start of the Bearfort Ridge Trail. This will be your route for the first half of the hike. Follow the white blazes uphill through rhododendrons and hemlocks. In about 500 feet, the trail joins a woods road that comes in from the...

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Trip Reports

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October 16, 2016
Great Hike!  After the initial ascent I found it a moderate hike.
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January 07, 2016
Thanks for the response, Jeremy.  I use a Garmin Edge 500.  I've been using it for several years for bike rides and hikes.  It has been fairly accurate with regards to distance traveled, altitude, spe
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Ed Zachary
January 06, 2016

Glad you enjoyed the hike, and I hope you were able to stay warm out there!

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