Ramapo Schuber and Ridge Loop Trail

HARD 27 reviews

Ramapo Schuber and Ridge Loop Trail is a 9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Darlington, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2290 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Rushing Streams, Ruins, Solitude, Boy Scout Camp I began at the main entrance and took the Halifax Trail around Scarlet Oak Pond. Here the park has an urban feel, paved roads and many dog walkers & joggers. The trail enters the woods, becomes more rugged & begins to climb towards Hawk Rock. Here you can clearly see all the way to NYC. The HF trail leads down to Havemeyer Rd, and old mine rd, and meets a pipe line road. I followed this up over Drag Hill to the Cannonball Trail. This area became park property in the 70's & many houses & foundations can be found intact around Bear Swamp Lake. The Cannonball Trail led me through the BSA's Camp Yaw Paw & to the Yellow trail. I climbed steeply, crossing the pipeline road again to wonderful views of the Ramapo Valley below. I encountered many deer and pheasant. I descended to meet the Bear Swamp Creek which was bursting with all the recent rains. The falls were incredible! After that I passed the ruins of the Darlington Estate and soon reached the parking area.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Directions are not accurate at all. It would have you turn right into the Forrest and Bushwhack. Do yourself a favor and get the park map and follow the trails.
Beware of the yellow trail. Very poorly marked. Everything else is marked well.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Love it!!

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Sunday, August 09, 2015

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thursday, July 02, 2015

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Once you break away from the main part with the lake and resevior It is pretty much all to yourself. Even through the camp we so no one. We started seeing people again towards the very end. Basically once you get away from the main part of the park, it's all yours. At least from my experience.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Over crowded, was disappointed.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Excellent walk