Cupsaw Mountain Loop from Shepherd Lake

Ringwood State Park

Footbridge over Cupsaw Brook - Photo by Daniel Chazin Footbridge over Cupsaw Brook - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This lollipop-loop hike parallels Cupsaw Brook, passing an attractive cascade, and climbs to a shelter on the ridge of Cupsaw Mountain.

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Walk back towards the entrance booth but turn right, just before reaching the booth, at a sign that designates the red-blazed Ringwood-Ramapo Trail. This trail is marked with both red-on-white metal blazes and solid red blazes on brown plastic wands.

The trail enters the woods on a wide woods road, immediately crossing a seasonal stream. You may hear gunshot sounds in the distance....

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Trip Reports

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June 10, 2012
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red trail obscured by blowdown
I just hiked this trail today and there is a significant blowdown when trying to follow the red trail up Cupsaw Mountain.  The trail markers seem to have all blown down and there is no longer a distinct trail up the mountain.  I hiked up to the large gneiss outcrop at the top and followed its ridgeline until it crossed the red trail and I continued the rest of the hike with no problem.  Bottom-Line: be prepared to do some bushwhacking up Cupsaw Mountain until the trail is cleared and new trail markers are posted.
pintoj
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