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Best trails in Abram S. Hewitt State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Abram S. Hewitt State Forest, New Jersey? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, lake trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Abram S. Hewitt State Forest ranging from 2.2 to 8 miles and from 646 to 1,423 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

A section of Bearfort Ridge reaches into Hewitt State Forest, offering hikers a challenging climb with a rewarding view. The forest is isolated and untouched, accessible only on foot. Marshes and wetlands are scattered throughout the forest with several brooks and streams crisscrossing the lower areas. Hemlock and oak are the dominant species of this relatively undisturbed forest.

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Map of trails in Abram S. Hewitt State Forest
Park information
Acreage:
2,001 acres
Contact
(973) 853-4462
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Top trails (6)
#1 - Bearfort Ridge: Surprise Lake Loop Trail
Abram S. Hewitt State Forest
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
#2 - Surprise Lake Loop
Abram S. Hewitt State Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Great hike with some scramble and rocky areas and awesome views of Greenwood Lake.Show more
#3 - Surprise Lake
Abram S. Hewitt State Forest
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
#4 - Surprise Lake Loop from Longhouse Drive
Abram S. Hewitt State Forest
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
#5 - Terrace Pond and Bear Mountain
Abram S. Hewitt State Forest
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
#6 - Surprise Lake and Bellvale Mountain Trail
Abram S. Hewitt State Forest
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
This route combines two popular hiking routes into one. First, begin by hiking up and around Surprise Lake. After nearly making a complete loop, begin the trek up to Bellevale Mountain before descending back down to complete the lake loop and heading back down the the trailhead.Show more