Castle Point Trail - Longer Loop

Ramapo Mountain State Forest

Ruins of the Foxcroft mansion - Photo by Daniel Chazin Ruins of the Foxcroft mansion - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike runs along the shore of Ramapo Lake and climbs to the ruins of an old stone castle and tower.

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Cross to the east side of Skyline Drive, where a triple-white blaze on a telephone pole opposite the parking area marks the start of the Todd Trail. Follow this white-blazed trail as it winds downhill on a rocky footpath and then ascends from a shallow ravine. In half a mile, the trail turns right onto a woods road. Follow the white blazes as they bear left onto another woods road, soon...

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August 09, 2016
Missing blazes have been replaced
Unfortunately, during the past year, vandals have removed blazes from portions of the Todd Trail.  Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, the missing blazes have been replaced.  As of today (August 9, 2016), it is possible to follow the entire route of this hike without any difficulty.
Daniel Chazin
July 05, 2016
Missing Blazes
Hiked this trail for the first time 7/3.  As you near the end of the first 1 1/2 miles, the white blazes are gone.  There are several well-worn paths that all lead to Skyline Drive, but not sure which was the intended route.  Also, there is no white blazing at the start of the other side of Skyline Drive.  Enter by the Hiker signpost , go by the yellow gate and take the trail to the LEFT.  Soon you will come upon the footbridge and the white blazes resume.  All in all, a great hike. 
June 14, 2016
White Blazes Missing from Todd Trail
Hey all! Took this trail yesterday with a friend and had a lovely time- until we hit the point where the blazes were removed/blacked out. We ended up at a 5 way star shape with trails in all directions and no markers except for a blacked out one indicating "straight" (there were none after that we could see). There were also none on the opposite side of the trees. We turned back at that point. Also, dirt bikers riding all over the trail. Kicked up a lot of rocks and made a mess. Ugh :( Going to attempt again today hopefully with more time on my hands. 
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