Mount Defiance/Mountain Bike Trail Shorter Loop from...

Ringwood State Park

West-facing view from Mount Defiance - Photo by Daniel Chazin West-facing view from Mount Defiance - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs Mount Defiance, with broad west-facing views, and returns on a single-track mountain bike trail.

41.136617, -74.232903

From the parking area, follow the paved path down to the beach on Shepherd Lake. Continue past the boat launch parking area and the boat house, with the lake on your left. Just beyond the boat house, you’ll notice a kiosk, where an orange-blazed trail begins. Continue on a gravel road along the lake, following both the orange blazes and the red-on-white blazes of the Ringwood-Ramapo Trail....

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