Very steady nice trail with some open rock face with views at the top. Went clockwise. Aqua green blaze to the left wanders just a touch at the beginning. At times square continued clockwise on the red circle on white to the blue L. Returned to times square where you connect with the red triangle on white. Keep your eyes on the blazes as there are 2 other trails left that could misdirect you. Length is not 4.9 miled. Phone logged 5.3 and watch logged 5.63.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a fun, beautiful, clean and moderate trail. The water at the lake is clear and refreshing. The only reason I took off one star is because about halfway in, the trail markers stop and if you're not careful you can easily go off the trail. Otherwise I highly recommend it.

While this trail is pretty and quiet, I found it extremely hard to follow. After getting lost multiple times between miles 2 and 3 I gave up and took another trail back down the mountain.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice easy trail - good views of lake and interesting trees. Beware of snakes.

great hike the lake is beautiful great place for a snake and a dip

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rocky
6 days ago

Great hike! This is a trail meant for people who love rock climbing, as the the area is very rocky. However, I would not call this is kid-friendly hike. The lake the and the mountain top views are incredible!! Watch out for animals... I had a brief encounter with a black bear and saw a rattlesnake in the middle of the trail. Just be careful!! Overall, great hike and would recommend.

hiking
7 days ago

Quick little lunchtime hike. We went counterclockwise, heading up the hill first. Nice and quiet until the end near the parking lot. Short portion by the swamp has bugs and mud. In the last half mile there are a few spots to stop for lunch along the northern shore of the lake.

Tricky log roads lure you off the blazed trails and watch out for broken glass in several areas along the trails. Lots of shade and trails are pretty dry right now. I don't mind getting a bit lost and backtracking to stay on the blazed trails. Lots of rocks on the path, which was good testing for new trail running shoes. :) Fairly easy-moderate, with only a couple of short sections of steeper climbs/rock scrambles. My dog was able to manage and seemed to enjoy the challenge. The downside of this loop is the section alongside the loud highway... makes this easy to get to but doesn't give you that away-from-it-all feel.

Rated hard but more like easy-to-moderate. Across the lake are some cliffs that can be jumped from. And a great clearing over the cliffs for a nice campsite if a weekday. When the small lot is full, parking on Seven Lakes Drive hasn’t been an issue of late.

hiking
9 days ago

fantastic little trail! the vista at Hogencamp was incredible at dusk.

Meh. Trash everywhere. Ridge line run was cool

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rocky
scramble
11 days ago

Definitely in my top 10! It had many scenic spots including a large slanted rock to relax. I even dipped into the lake for a long swim! The water felt so refreshing and not even cold

Good work out. Trails not marked that great. Two nice views.

Great hike, really cool woods and not that many people.

6/21: The parking at the trailhead at the equestrian center is not available. there's signs everywhere from the local police department. It's kind of annoying because there's no other parking arround. There's mostly private streets. We found a spot on a road down the street but I have the feeling we could have been towed and we had to walk about a mile along the guardrail on the side of the road with traffic whizzing by to get there. The trail was great though. We didn't do the loop, but went straight to the lake and back. It's a steep 500ft up for the first 1/4 part of the hike or so but after that, it levels and is very easy for the rest of it. We saw lots of wildlife as well: lots of deer, rabbits, a black snake, a turtle. We also had a big black bear cross our path as we were about to get to the top about 20ft in front of us. It's always cool seeing a bear in the wild and it was my friend's first time seeing one. We put our arms up and made lots of noise. He just looked at us a few times and didn't pay us any mind.

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bugs
11 days ago

Hiked this loop with a baby in tow and it was a great, wooded path with views of the lake and great rock formations. We wanted something that felt like a proper hike but wouldn’t be too hard with the baby. This had some uphill, some light streams to cross by stepping from rock to rock, a bit of mud—just little exciting bits that weren’t too hard. Fine to do it in sneakers in June. Pro tips: Arrive before 11 to avoid the noisy beach goers. Route talk: Take the path to the right of the trail head to go counter clockwise. That way, you end at the area with plenty of flat area and views of the lake for picnicking or relaxing. Follow the red triangle on white first, then yellow, then green (the first green will be a turn to the left).

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rocky
12 days ago

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bugs
rocky
scramble
12 days ago

Great trail! Just a little buggy. Also only ran into 1 person, great for just seeing nature! Btw it’s 9.5 miles not 8.1

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bugs
closed
rocky
scramble
13 days ago

As of 6/18 NO PARKING AT EQUESTRIAN CENTER. There are literally almost 100 signs down the driveway saying by order of the Ramapo police department there is no parking. I usually have a pretty loose interpretation on parking rules, but it was clear they intended to tow your car. I asked some of the folks in the barn why the sudden change, it certainly seemed like they requested it of the town.

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