Ringwood-Ramapo/Hoeferlin /Pierson Ridge Trails Loop...

Ringwood State Park

Stone building at Skylands Manor - Photo by Daniel Chazin Stone building at Skylands Manor - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike traverses remote, less-visited areas of Ringwood State Park, passing a number of scenic viewpoints.

41.127009, -74.240001

From the parking area, turn left onto a paved park road, the route of the white-blazed Crossover Trail. The trail proceeds through the grounds of Skylands Manor, which feature various exotic trees. You'll pass to the right of a greenhouse and an English Tudor guest house with a sundial clock on its chimney.

Follow the Crossover Trail as it turns left onto an unpaved carriage road which...

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July 31, 2013
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Question?
I am responsible for launching a NJ Extreme Hike event in 2014 for our non-profit organization, and regret to say that I do not hike! I am looking for a route of a little more than 20 miles total.  I also need to avoid walking the same trails more than once if possible.  I was wondering if this trail could be combined with the Ramapo Valley route of 8.8 miles? I am open to any suggestions and would greatly appreciate any input...as long as it pertains to NJ.   Thank you!
MelissaCFF
April 09, 2012
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Hike description has been corrected
Thanks for your comments! Looking at the map, it appears that you are correct about the left turn after Glasmere Ponds, and I have edited the hike description so that it now reads correctly.
Daniel Chazin
April 08, 2012
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wrong turn
  Near the end of this beautiful hike, Where these directions say:  At the base of the descent, it turns right on a woods road and passes between the two Glasmere Ponds, then turns right at a T-intersection. After the Glasmere Ponds You NEED to turn LEFT at the T intersection or you will end up at Shepard's lake, quite a ways from your car.  
Dorie
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