September 7, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Mileage: 7.2 - Moderate to challenging. Rugged, rocky, with some decent scrambling areas. The initial part of the trail up is steep, multiple elevation changes. Even though it's not a long hike, I will rate it challenging since it would not be suitable for under 12 yrs of age.
This loop hike traverses the Bearfort Ridge, with its unusual puddingstone conglomerate rock and pitch pines growing out of bedrock, passes through a rhododendron tunnel, and comes out on the shore of Surprise Lake.
4 hours - this a good estimate if all goes right.
Dogs Allowed on leash
Abram Hewitt State Forest
Bearfort Ridge and Wawayanda Region
For a complete hike description a route directions please visit http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/abram-s-hewitt-state-forest-0
proper hiking clothes and footwear
minimum 2 liters of water