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
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!
April 09, 2012
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
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.  
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