Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started
  • Stats
  • Activity
  • Completed
  • Recordings
  • Lists
  • Reviews
  • Photos
  • Profile
  • Recent Activity

    Tony B. reviewed Sentinel Point Trail

    3 months ago

    Tony B. completed Sentinel Point Trail

    3 months ago

    Tony B. reviewed Crater Lake Trail

    3 months ago

    Tony B. completed Crater Lake Trail

    3 months ago

    Tony B. reviewed Beaver Creek Loop Trail

    3 months ago

    Tony B. completed Beaver Creek Loop Trail

    3 months ago

    Tony B. saved Beaver Creek Loop Trail

    3 months ago

    Tony B. reviewed Ouzel Falls Trail

    9 months ago

    Tony B. completed Ouzel Falls Trail

    9 months ago

    Tony B. reviewed The Crags Trail

    9 months ago

    Tony B. completed The Crags Trail

    9 months ago

    Tony B. saved Mount Flora Trail

    9 months ago

    Tony B. saved Berthoud Pass Trail

    9 months ago

    Tony B. reviewed Valley of the Gods Road Trail

    10 months ago

    Spent Thanksgiving night camping under the stars. Stunning! Easy drive when dry although there are a few sections of bad washboarding (the road gets a lot of use). The better camping spots are along the eastern half of the road.

    Tony B. completed Valley of the Gods Road Trail

    10 months ago

    Tony B. saved Cathedral Lake Trail

    10 months ago

    Tony B. saved South Zapata Lake Trail

    10 months ago

    Tony B. reviewed Elder-Fehn Trail

    11 months ago

    Tony B. completed Elder-Fehn Trail

    11 months ago

    Tony B. reviewed Spruce Mountain Trail

    11 months ago

    Tony B. completed Spruce Mountain Trail

    11 months ago

    Tony B. reviewed Lemon Squeezer

    about 1 year ago

    Tony B. completed Elk Pen Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Tony B. reviewed Pinchot Trail - North

    over 1 year ago

    Parking for the trailhead is at the intersection of Bear Lake Rd and Pittson Rd. I used this map (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_20031478.pdf) which also shows the connecting Watres Trail (yellow blazes) that loops around and rejoins the Pinchot Trail. I branched off on the (much less used) Watres Trail which is quite rocky in places, and generally quite overgrown (definitely more challenging than the Pinchot Trail). However I found a great camping spot where the Watres Trail first meets Panther Creek.

    Tony B. reviewed Ramapo Reservation Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Considering Sterling Forest is not that far away, you're better off going there. Ramapo is okay but it's too close to highways and flight paths, if a little tranquility and distance from man-made noises is important to you.

    Tony B. completed Ramapo Reservation Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Tony B. completed Lower Forge & Mullica River Camps

    over 1 year ago

    Tony B. reviewed Lower Forge & Mullica River Camps

    over 1 year ago

    I used this trail to spend an overnighter at the Lower Forge Campground. From a hiking perspective, it's an easy trail. You're in the Pine Barrens so it's a sandy trail, and apart from the river there's not much variety to the scenery. And as you approach the area of Quaker Bridge Road, you'll see and hear many people enjoying offroading in their trucks, ATVs and bikes.

    The campground was a disappointment. The sites are basically right next to each other, so you don't get any privacy. And there was not much dead wood to be found (if you plan on doing a campfire).

    Tony B. reviewed Round Valley Reservoir Trail

    over 1 year ago

    If you're looking for a place solely for hiking, and a trail where you feel like you've gotten away from civilization, then Round Valley is not the ideal place. For the first 3-4 miles, you're never far away from main roads or houses. Round Valley is also a popular place for mountain bikers, so again you don't really feel away from it all.

    With that said, if you're looking for a place in NJ for an overnighter where you can pitch up a tent, get a campfire going (with plenty of fallen wood), and where the campsites are decently separated, then Round Valley is actually quite nice for that. Plus many of the campsites are within a stones throw of the reservoir which makes for a nice setting. So I'd say 3 stars for hiking, but maybe 4 stars for camping.

    Tony B. completed Cushetunk Trail

    over 1 year ago