Millstone Trail/Matapan Rock Trail Loop

Ramapo Mountain State Forest

This loop hike passes interesting and historic millstones, goes by two scenic lakes and climbs to a panoramic viewpoint.

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From the northern end of the parking area, cross to the east side of Skyline Drive and find a triple white blaze, which marks the start of the Todd Trail, on a telephone pole. Follow the Todd Trail for a short distance south along Skyline Drive, then turn left and enter the woods. Continue along the trail as it winds downhill on a rocky footpath and then ascends from a shallow ravine. In half...

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February 05, 2017
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About a half mile from the start, the White Trail turns right onto a woods road. Daniel Chazin's description is accurate, but the turn is not well-marked. Likewise, the turn shortly thereafter onto the Yellow Trail is easy to miss. If you come to a rocky outcrop with a nice view to the south and west, you've gone too far on the White Trail. The only negative for this walk is that the last mile, on the Yellow Trail, is near Skyline Drive. The traffic noise detracts from the walk. It's Super Bowl Sunday and puppy and I saw not even one other person.
jwrushman
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