Old Cedar/Silver/Rocky Ridge Trails Loop in Campgaw...

Campgaw Mountain County Reservation

East-facing view from top of the ski slope - Photo by Daniel Chazin East-facing view from top of the ski slope - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs to the summit of Campgaw Mountain, with a panoramic view of northern Bergen County.

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From the southern entrance to the parking area, proceed west, crossing the park entrance road. You’ll notice three blue blazes, which mark the start of the blue-blazed Rocky Ridge Trail, on a utility pole to the right of a chained-off gravel road. Continue ahead, but in 50 feet (where the trail splits into two branches) turn left, leaving the gravel road, and follow a blue-blazed footpath...

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June 07, 2023
Nice Enough Loop Hike Good for a Quick Getaway
We hiked this loop on a holiday weekend, preferring the nearly vacant parking lot at Campgaw to the usual traffic jam at the Ramapo Reservation. Although the multiple engagements with the power transmission line and the constant road noise from Interstate 287 take away from the feeling of the wild, this is still a good loop to stretch the legs and get out into nature. The trails were well blazed and the hike description quite accurate about intersections and turns. The presence of old stone walls from former farm fields is a nice reminder of Bergen County history and seems to make the location of the MEVO Farm more sensible. the disc golf was unavoidable in the latter part of the hike, but did not take away from the experience. We enjoyed sitting in the sun at the top of the Campgaw ski slope, thinking about the next snow season and watching the raptors ride the thermals above the parking lot. Returning to the starting point, the clean porte-potties were a welcome amenity, too. Overall, a relatively easy and fast hike when time for travel and walking are limited.
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