Ramapo Park and Cannonball Trail

Ramapo Park and Cannonball Trail
Details
Date:

March 4

Time:

10:00 am

Event Category:

Desi Weekend Warrior

Event Tags:

Hiking, Outdoors

Organizer

Hema Kesineni

Website: Organizer's Website

Direction: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Current+Location/41.0322131,-74.2522022

Ramapo Park and Cannonball Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate.

Take the blue blazed McEvoy Trail from the parking lot. The trail climbs to Ramapo Lake where it joins a paved park road as it skirts the lake then turns north. The trail leaves the road at a sharp bend. Stay on road for about 50 yards and take the white blazed Castle Point Trail and begin a short, steep climb. At the top are some interesting ruins and outstanding views. Continue on the trail along the ridge.

The trail then descends, crosses a stream and turns uphill where it joins another park road and ends at Skyline Drive. Cross Skyline and take red blazed Cannonball Trl. Then a quick right onto the yellow-blazed Hoeferlin Trail. Follow the trail until it reaches Skyline Dr again and catches the white blazed Todd Trail by the Camp Tamarack sign. The Todd turns west into the woods and eventually joins a gravel camp road for a short distance, then turns south and reaches another outstanding overlook. Continue on Todd, across Skyline again and back to McEvoy. Left on MacEvoy to the car.

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