Last one! Parked at the Manaticut Point trailhead off of Crescent Rd and took the yellow/black trail to the yellow trail up to Manaticut Point. From there continued on blue/white for a few miles to the summit power lines. Just before the summit there was a washed out part of the trail so I bushwhacked around. Once at the summit I doubled back and took the trail down to Lake Sonoma and looped back to the car. It was a nice hike to end this challenge on.
Parked at Ramapo Valley County Park -Trail Run - took Vista loop (yellow) to Halifax (green) - trail blazes turned PINK despite the map showing Green blazes. On Mount Defiance saw all three scenic views and climbed the highest rock pile on the Mt.
Parked at Ramapo Valley County Park -Trail Run - took Vista loop (yellow) to Halifax (green) - trail blazes turned PINK despite the map showing Green blazes. On Mount Defiance saw all three scenic views and climbed the highest rock pile on the Mt. After summit, turned around and headed back to the car via the pipe line and Blue, White, Red/Silver & Blue to lot.
Plenty of parking in the lot. Easy access to the trail right across the street. Wet in spots due to rain last night. This is a great up and down hike. Keeps the heart pumping for a good workout. Had the summit to ourselves and enjoyed the views of NYC on the way up. Great day on the trail!!
Trail was wet due to the rain last evening so it was a little slippery in spots. A lot of cars in the lot but only saw one other hiker. Having the trail to ourselves was wonderful. Great views of NYC skyline in distance. This hike is a great aerobic workout. It does not disappoint. Overall another great NJ hike that is less than 10 minutes from my house. Everyday on the a trail is a gift!
Parked on Beech Rd and took the Hasenclever Iron Trail for a little bit before taking a woods road that went to the NJ/NY border. I ended up bushwhacking up the steep western side of the mountain and intersecting a woods road which took me to the overlooks. No views today so I continued on to the summit. From the NYNJTC maps there appears to be a woods road that goes along the summit but I couldn’t find anything so I bushwhacked to the highest point which looks to be the glacial erratic. From there I followed a faint path down the mountain and took the Hasenclever Iron Trail back to the car.