Vista Loop/Halifax/Ridge Trails

Ramapo Valley County Reservation

View of Scarlet Oak Pond from Hawk Rock - Photo by Daniel Chazin View of Scarlet Oak Pond from Hawk Rock - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike traverses less-used portions of the reservation, climbing to two panoramic viewpoints over Bergen County and the Manhattan skyline and paralleling a cascading stream.

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The hike begins at a kiosk in the southwest corner of the parking area. Just ahead, you'll notice a triple-yellow blaze on a tree, which marks the start of the Vista Loop Trail. Follow the yellow blazes as they descend wooden steps, join a wide dirt road, and continue ahead to cross the Ramapo River on a steel truss bridge. In another 250 feet, the green-dot-on-orange-blazed River Trail begins...

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Trip Reports

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January 08, 2017
5
Great hike
Great hike. Views of NYC and Ramapo valley. Directions are on point and accurate. Hike is moderate with some light walking up hills.
bromli
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