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Beautiful hike. Recommend starting at Nyack Beach State Park. There is parking and bathrooms. Recommend doing trail clockwise with highest elevation first and scenic beach walk last.

8 days ago

I did this time Clockwise , it is much easier than counter clockwise. Beautiful views with good workout in a sunny Sunday afternoon, love it

Pretty and not boring with different terrains

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18 days ago

Hikers beware- copperhead snake was hanging out on the actual beach trail. It was hidden in between rocks and could not be seen from even a couple feet away. Please keep your eyes open and look out for this snake- especially if you have dogs with you. Venomous and easy to miss. Assuming it likes to hang out on the rocks.

Perfect trail with nice views.
Have an option to combine or switch between trails.

This is a goo place but I also find out a great park to barbecue pool next to the lake and a beautiful view kids can also play sport freely

Pretty hike!

Alternated between the red and white loop with a different starting point than marked on the map. The trails are relatively well maintained and there are a couple of nice findables (old pump house on lake, abandoned clubhouse) along the way. If you’re looking for picturesque views, this isn’t the trail for you, but it’s a nice well marked hike otherwise. Definitely a little more elevation than stated in the description.

Once you hit overlook trail after McAvoy pay special attention. Some trail markers are difficult to see at times but the orange ribbons on the trail make up for it. You may think its a temporary blaze but its not. Follow the ground as well and you will be fine. Trail looks like it hasn't been maintained to much or traveled that much as well. Pay attention. Good hike however with decent view points over the lake but the view over I 287 you may not find unless you walk off a cliff. Again, pay attention.

Beautiful trail along Hudson river

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1 month ago

Great scenery, all around great hike.

Great hike. Top trail is very challenging. I saw 12 deer. Bottom trail is gravel path and easy. Combined they make a great adventure. Bring water and a camera.

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1 month ago

Fun trail, only couple of spots where you have to be careful, do some minor climbing which makes this qualify as hard. Otherwise some rocky terrain where you just have to watch your footing for some parts. Awesome views though make it worth it. Good hike for those who want a bit of a challenge in that aspect. Not challenging in the distance aspect or how long it is.

1 month ago

Brief summary: a relaxing hike with a difficult rock scramble in the middle.

We parked by the docks as suggested but FYI there is a $5 fee per car, and there are clean bathrooms to use.
It’s flat terrain alongside the shore. There is a rock scramble to go up on top of the cliff which was difficult but fun! Then you loop back at the top with a few nice scenic views. Also FYI map says to follow blue/white trail but it’s marked green. We saw two deer and a lizard and only a few people despite being a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The hike is mostly in shade too so even though it was 90degrees it was bearable!
Have fun!

Some of my favorite views in N.J.!

You can also combine it with the Cedar Swamp Trail (the blue blazes) for some more cool scenery.

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1 month ago

Lightly trafficked easy/moderate trail. Good workout .

Loved the variety of terrain, a lake, castle ruins, views of Wanaque Reservoir and Appalachian foothills from high up near the water tower. This map will help you find your way: NYNJTC_NJParkMaps-RamapoMtn_2015-85x11.pdf

Semi hard trail, parking sucks so make sure you get there early overall a good hike but i wouldn’t consider it hard. Also sometimes the trails are not well marked so pay attention

Rattle snake warning!!! Be cautious! About 7ft long bringing of trail. This is a very hard hike lots of rocks and you have to pay attention to markings or you will get lost.

I really enjoyed this trail! It’s half hard/half easy... and really it’s only hard because of the steady incline. Beautiful views for the first half through the woods, second half is walking through a residential area, Nyack beach, and along the Hudson. This trail has a little of everything! Easy to find, easy parking.

I’d say it’s moderate, not hard. Beautiful views.

nice terrain variations and degrees of difficulty, beautiful woodland scenery

Great hike. Many positives. Lots of blueberry bushes along the hike. Very rocky, lots of boulders to climb over. Not many scenic views on the red path, but it gets better on the red/yellow path. Trails are marked well, and there were plenty of other trails to try. Ample parking.

6.92 miles tracked , took 2:15 did the loop starting in parking lot and walking North up the path along the river.
Once on the Long Path more of a workout. Really nice trail.

The Hook Mountain trail isn't easy but very rewarding with the views!

Nyack Beach - - It's an easy walk along the river with a beautiful view.

beautiful, but the trail markings need work.

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