Mount Defiance/Glasmere Ponds Loop from Shepherd Lake

Ringwood State Park

This loop hike climbs to the summit of Mount Defiance, with panoramic views, and passes several scenic ponds.

41.136617, -74.232903

This hike follows a combination of footpaths, carriage roads (built for the estates that once dominated this area) and a mountain bike trail. Created primarily for bicyclists, the mountain bike trail - part of which is a narrow, "single-track" route - is also open to hikers. However, hikers should be alert for bicycles and, although park rules provide that bicyclists must yield to hikers,...

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