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.

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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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March 01, 2022
Hike description has been updated
<p>Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention. &nbsp;As you are presumably aware, over a year ago, the western end of the Halifax Trail was reblazed pink-on-white as part of the Five Ponds Loop, and I have updated the hike description to reflect this change.</p>
Daniel Chazin
February 22, 2022
Updates Needed
First, I just want to say how much I appreciate Mr. Chazin's guides, as they've directed me on literally hundreds of adventures over the years. His clear descriptions are always a comfort to have. As the Jan. 2021 map shows, there have been a few trail changes on this hike since this guide was written: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/maps/ringwood-trail.pdf Notably, the green trail becomes pink about a mile or two before it hits the white trail. Also, the side trail to the last view point is now blazed with a black star over pink. Thanks again for all your work!
July 31, 2013
<P>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!</P> <P>I am looking for a route of a little more than 20 miles total.&nbsp; I also need to avoid walking the same trails more than once if possible.&nbsp; I was wondering if this trail could be combined with the Ramapo Valley route of 8.8 miles?</P> <P>I am open to any suggestions and would greatly appreciate any input...as long as it pertains to NJ.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thank you!</P>
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