• Hike 4-6 miles Ramapo Reservation

    Ramapo Reservation

    No one gets left behind, this hike is perfect for the late sleeper. We discuss and have fun with many subjects. Ramapo Reservation Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mahwah Township, New Jersey that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and scenic driving and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 7.2 miles 1145 feet Loop dogs on leash hiking scenic driving trail running walking beach cave forest lake hot springs river views waterfall wild flowers wildlife Description Getting There Contact my number is[masked] Ramapo Valley County Reservation: Ramapo Reservation is a 8.52 mile loop trail located near Mahwah, New Jersey that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, scenic driving & walking. Winter start is 1 pm

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  • South Mountain-Hemlock Falls

    South Mountain Reservation

    Moderate hike that takes in a viewpoint from historic Washington Rock, Hemlock Falls, and the Rahway River. Historic Fun Fact:Washington Rock is where a signal beacon warned the Army at Morristown of the British Army’s approach. Fairy Fun Fact: There are whimsical, tiny “fairy houses” along parts of the Rahway trail, made entirely of natural materials to fit in with the landscape. The creator of these was revealed in an article in July 2016, “Thumbelina’s Secret Architect, Creating Fairy Houses on a New Jersey Trail (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/nyregion/thumbelinas-secret-architect-creating-fairy-houses-on-a-new-jersey-trail.html?_r=1)“. Please take only photographs and leave them as is for others to enjoy! Trail surface: Moderate, somewhat rocky trails. A few easy stream crossings, and one over the Rayway River that may be tricky depending on water level/rock shifting. This route: 6.0 miles.Shorter: There multiple parking areas, trails, and woods roads to create shorter routes. The woods roads also tend to be easier and more level.Longer: Use the Lenape and Oakdale Trails to add in the other half of the park or extend the route with the Turtle Back trail.Hike Info: –Park info 1 (http://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/south-mountain-reservation) –Park info 2 (http://www.somocon.org/) –Trail Map () –Google Map (https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=202558560008585567507.0004b63239a700c6c950d&msa=0) Update 12/11/15 – Minor revisions to the description. Map: There was a overview map at the trail kiosk which is more detailed than the map online. There were no paper maps at the park the time we went, print the map beforehand. A more detailed laminated trail map can be purchased from the conservancy (http://www.somocon.org/purchase-a-map/). Books: A similar route with detailed instructions and a trail map can be found in Hiking New Jersey (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0762711191/?tag=njhiking-20). A moderate and a longer option is in 50 Hikes in New Jersey (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1581571895/?tag=njhiking-20). The park trails are described in the The New Jersey Walk Book (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1880775336/?tag=njhiking-20).

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  • Pyramid Mountain 8 miles

    Pyramid Mountain Visitors Center

    We will stick together. We will wait till 11:20 for the laggards or lost. So if you are always on time get there at 11:10 because the "let's go" whining is so ... People are on their day off so chill out We will not split up as the purpose is more social than hiking. If you are on a tight schedule best to not come. We wait for slow or struggling people. Be aware that laughter and joking is permitted. The more difficult week you just had the better. This is a very nice place to hike the trails are well marked and this is easy enough for just about everyone. We can do lunch afterward. Bring water and we can eat lunch in the woods. Hike at your own risk. Easy for one person is not easy to another person You can always reach me at[masked]

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  • Jockey Hollow walk

    Jockey Hollow Visitor Center

    Easy trails on wide footpaths, along gurgling streams and rolling hills in a very beautiful area that is part of Morristown National Historical Park. Hike with history here, as the area served as quarters for the Continental Army on two occasions; the winter of 1777 and again during the winter of[masked]. Mileage: 7.4 miles round trip, easy, well-marked trail, gentle elevation changes and a few slightly steeper hills. Shorter options: the RED trail is 1.13 mile, YELLOW is 2.25 miles, BLUE is 3 miles, and WHITE is 6.5 miles.Variations: Check the bottom of this page for route/distance options.Hike Info: –Trail Map (http://www.nps.gov/morr/upload/Jockey-Hollow-Trail-Map-Oct-2014-website.pdf) –Park Map (http://www.nps.gov/morr/planyourvisit/upload/MORRmap-2.pdf) –Park info (http://www.nps.gov/morr/index.htm) –Google Map (http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=40.768257,-74.549618&spn=0.058309,0.107117&z=14&msid=100669985122335639090.000468f690f9646b62ca6) –Download GPX (http://www.njhiking.com/nj-hiking-maps/jockey-hollow-grand-loop-GPX.zip) Update 1/10/17 – minor updates, fall photos added, notes added for BLUE and driving directions. Update 5/8/14 – hike description, GPX, and photos updated. Trail Map: Print ahead, or get a trail map and info on the history of the area from the visitor center. Also, at most trail junctions there are numbered signs with a trail map and “you are here” notations. The trail network crosses the park from two central trail parking areas as well some near the Visitor Center, and it’s easy to make loops of various lengths. A portion of the Patriot’s Path runs through the center. The park is also popular with joggers and dog walkers. Books: A 5.6 mile variation is in 50 Hikes in New Jersey (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1581571895/?tag=njhiking-20), a 9.7 mile variation in Hiking New Jersey (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0762711191/?tag=njhiking-20), and a 5.5 mile variation in Hike of the Week (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1880775786/?tag=njhiking-20). Trail descriptions are in The New Jersey Walk Book (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1880775336/?tag=njhiking-20).

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  • Sterling Forest

    Sterling Forest P 8 Lot

    Sterling Forest State Park is comprised of over 20,000 acres in New York and New Jersey. Home to 18.2 miles of the Appalachian Trail, the park hosts over 10 blazed trails. The parkland was originally owned by the Sterling Iron and Railway Company, which mined and shipped iron ore from a number of sites within the park. The last of the mines were closed in the 1920s. Remains of an iron mine still exist at the property and will be seen on this hike. This is about a 6.5 mile loop hike that begins and ends at the Lautenberg visitor center, taking the Bare Rock and Fire Tower trails. We'll stop at the Bare Rock viewpoint over Greenwood Lake and for an optional climb up the Sterling Forest fire tower. The trails are rocky and rolling with some steep sections making this 'moderately strenuous'. There are three climbs of about 600 feet in elevation gain. There may also be some muddy sections depending on the weather. It should take about 4 hours to complete the loop. Restrooms are available at the visitors center and there is a portajohn by the parking area. As with all our hikes, this is for people only, no dogs. Directions to the Visitors Center: Take I-287 North - merging briefly onto the NYS Thruway (toward Albany) but immediately exiting at 15A onto Rte 17 north (turn left at light). About 1.5 miles later, exit right onto County 72 (Sterling Mine Road). Follow this road west for about 3 miles to County 84 (Long Meadow Road) and make a right turn. Follow Long Meadow Road past IBM for 3.5 miles until you see signs to the visitor center (Sterling Lake Road), a left turn. After a short distance, turn right on Old Forge Rd. Parking lot will be on the right side of Old Forge Rd. Walk across the road to the Visitor Center which has several displays, a ranger and maps. We'll meet in front of the center. We'll stop at Rhodes Tavern in Sloatsburg (http://rhodesnorth.com/) ; after the hike for lunch and libation.

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  • Hike 4-6 miles Ramapo Reservation

    Ramapo Reservation

    No one gets left behind, this hike is perfect for the late sleeper. We discuss and have fun with many subjects. Ramapo Reservation Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mahwah Township, New Jersey that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and scenic driving and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 7.2 miles 1145 feet Loop dogs on leash hiking scenic driving trail running walking beach cave forest lake hot springs river views waterfall wild flowers wildlife Description Getting There Contact my number is[masked] Ramapo Valley County Reservation: Ramapo Reservation is a 8.52 mile loop trail located near Mahwah, New Jersey that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, scenic driving & walking. Winter start is 1 pm

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  • Hike Norvin Green then drinks/food 4 to 5 miles

    Norvin Green State Forest

    The undisturbed forest and rugged terrain of Norvin Green offers sanctuary for birds and other wildlife. Part of the Wyanokie Wilderness Area, the forest is near Wanaque Reservoir and is home to an extensive trail system built from old logging roads. Several trails link up with public and private facilities, including the New Weis Center and reservoir property. The existing trails, either old forest roads or new trails constructed by volunteers, are perfect for nature walks and other outdoor classroom activities. With hills ranging from 400 to 1,300 feet in elevation, Norvin Green provides the avid hiker with scenic vistas, including the New York skyline, Burnt Meadow Brook and Lake Sonoma. The property is accessible by foot only.

  • Walk from Jersey City to restaurant north or south and back

    Exchange Place PATH Station Elevator

    Last time we walked south to Liberty State Park and discovered a very interesting part of the waterfront. We will either go North or South. but we will definitely eat expect to get back after dark dress like a hiker

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  • Cancelled due to high wind-South Mountain-Hemlock Falls

    South Mountain Reservation

    Moderate hike that takes in a viewpoint from historic Washington Rock, Hemlock Falls, and the Rahway River. Historic Fun Fact:Washington Rock is where a signal beacon warned the Army at Morristown of the British Army’s approach. Fairy Fun Fact: There are whimsical, tiny “fairy houses” along parts of the Rahway trail, made entirely of natural materials to fit in with the landscape. The creator of these was revealed in an article in July 2016, “Thumbelina’s Secret Architect, Creating Fairy Houses on a New Jersey Trail (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/nyregion/thumbelinas-secret-architect-creating-fairy-houses-on-a-new-jersey-trail.html?_r=1)“. Please take only photographs and leave them as is for others to enjoy! Trail surface: Moderate, somewhat rocky trails. A few easy stream crossings, and one over the Rayway River that may be tricky depending on water level/rock shifting. This route: 6.0 miles.Shorter: There multiple parking areas, trails, and woods roads to create shorter routes. The woods roads also tend to be easier and more level.Longer: Use the Lenape and Oakdale Trails to add in the other half of the park or extend the route with the Turtle Back trail.Hike Info: –Park info 1 (http://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/south-mountain-reservation) –Park info 2 (http://www.somocon.org/) –Trail Map () –Google Map (https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=202558560008585567507.0004b63239a700c6c950d&msa=0) Update 12/11/15 – Minor revisions to the description. Map: There was a overview map at the trail kiosk which is more detailed than the map online. There were no paper maps at the park the time we went, print the map beforehand. A more detailed laminated trail map can be purchased from the conservancy (http://www.somocon.org/purchase-a-map/). Books: A similar route with detailed instructions and a trail map can be found in Hiking New Jersey (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0762711191/?tag=njhiking-20). A moderate and a longer option is in 50 Hikes in New Jersey (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1581571895/?tag=njhiking-20). The park trails are described in the The New Jersey Walk Book (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1880775336/?tag=njhiking-20).

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  • Sourlands Reserve 6-8 miles cutoffs available for the weary

    Sourland Mountain Preserve

    We will do a full 4-6 miles dependent on the group. Definitely will hit a restaurant afterward

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