Rocky Ridge/Old Cedar Trail/Backslope Loop in Campgaw...

Campgaw Mountain County Reservation

East-facing view from the top of the ski slope - Photo by Daniel Chazin East-facing view from the top of the ski slope - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs to the summit of Campgaw Mountain, with a panoramic view over Bergen County, and loops around the western slope of the mountain.

41.055566, -74.189722

From the southern entrance to the parking area, proceed west, crossing the park entrance road. You’ll notice three blue blazes on a pole to the right of a chained-off gravel road. These blazes mark the start of the blue-blazed Rocky Ridge Trail, which you’ll be following for the first part of the hike.

Just ahead, the Rocky Ridge Trail splits into two branches. To follow the trail in a...

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November 10, 2015
VIrtual Tour of Campgaw County Reservation!
<p>Check out a virtual tour of Campgaw County Reservation at!</p> <p></p> <p>Plenty of Pictures!!!!</p>
September 28, 2015
Don't Miss Right Turn on Backslope Trail
<p>Look carefully for the orange blazes on the Backslope Trail where it turns right just in front of the fractured boulder.&nbsp; We missed the turn, went straight down the hill on a wide&nbsp;unmaintained (abandoned?) trail that still has faded blazes marked on trees.&nbsp; When we reached a signpost for the Mt. Carmel at the bottom of that hill, we realized the error and retraced our steps to the boulder.</p>
September 10, 2014
Great hike!
<p>Highly recommend this trail! Very well marked and fun sharing the hike with all the deer.</p>
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