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Details

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.

Overview

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.

Details

Time:

4 hours - this a good estimate if all goes right.

Difficulty:

Moderate:

Length:

7.5 miles

Route Type:

Circuit

Dogs:

Dogs Allowed on leash

Features:Park:

Abram Hewitt State Forest (http://www.nynjtc.org/park/abram-hewitt-state-forest)

Region:

Bearfort Ridge and Wawayanda Region (http://www.nynjtc.org/region/bearfort-ridge-and-wawayanda)

Description

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.

Suggested Supplies:

proper hiking clothes and footwear

minimum 2 liters of water

snack/lunch

Micro spikes

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