Yellow to Cannonball to Pool Hollow Loop

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Yellow to Cannonball to Pool Hollow Loop is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
925 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

forest

lake

views

muddy

rocky

scramble

This large loop around Ramapo lake starts out easy (and busy) but takes you away from the crowds and onto the Yellow trail. Follow it to the White trail and you'll come across two sets of ruins - the Ramapo Water Tower ruins and the Van Slyke castle ruins, which on a good day will give you great views. Then it's downhill on the White trail to link up with the Red trail as it loops around the backside of Ramapo Lake. This is a much easier section and a good way to relax before tackling the next leg. Take the unmarked road away from the lake and link up with the Yellow trail. This trail is much narrower and not nearly as well marked as previous sections, so keep your wits about you. It will take you up some steep climbs as you make your way North back towards the parking lot. You'll end up on a Yellow / Red trail that will dump you back at Ramapo Lake, where you can take the Blue back to your car.