Location visible to members
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, we'd rate it challenging due to the rock scrambles.
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 (http://www.nynjtc.org/park/abram-hewitt-state-forest)
Bearfort Ridge and Wawayanda Region (http://www.nynjtc.org/region/bearfort-ridge-and-wawayanda)
For a complete hike description a route directions please visit http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/abram-s-hewitt-state-forest-0
We will be adding a small loop to this hike to raise from the hike from 6 miles listed for it's description to about 7.5 or so.
proper hiking clothes and footwear
minimum 2 liters of water