Ringwood State Park
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- Ringwood Trail Work July 10, 2021Please come out to help JORBA and Ringwood Trail Crew build a re-route of the north end of Cooper-Union Trail. July 10, 2021 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Hello Volunteers, Please come out to help Jorba and Ringwood Trail Crew build a re-route of the north end of Cooper-Union Trail. Parking Meet at lot on… Continue reading Ringwood Trail Work July 10, 2021
- Ringwood Dirty Thursdays are BackWe are planning to start working on Thursdays for the re-route project for Cooper Union North.Folks can join us trail side between 4:00pm and twilight. Our worksite will be located at the intersection of Stateline trail and Cooper Union Trail. Parking, closest parking option is Eagle Valley Pond, or Long Meadow/Sloatsburg Rd. Intersection. 4pm on Thursday until dark, wear sturdy shoes… Continue reading Ringwood Dirty Thursdays are Back
- Comment for Public Access Trails Connecting Sterling and RingwoodThe Watchtower is building a A/V production facility adjacent to Sterling Forest and Ringwood State Park. Let them know you want multi-use public access trails. The property, along Sterling Mine Road, is a potential keystone connecting Ringwood State Park, in NJ, Sterling Forest State Park in NY and Sloatsburg, NY Multi-use Public Access Trails In… Continue reading Comment for Public Access Trails Connecting Sterling and Ringwood
- 2020 JORBA Chapter Report/Ringwood State ParkIn 2020, the Ringwood Trail Crew recorded 612 volunteer hours. In April, James Bazzano and Tom Pannorfi organized work parties that Park Management permitted, while the Park was technically closed, due to Covid-19 restrictions. Strict mask protocol was observed, and social distancing encouraged. Standout projects include removal of a dilapidated 20+ year old bridge, that… Continue reading 2020 JORBA Chapter Report/Ringwood State Park
The Ringwood trail crew has completed construction of the Crossover 19 section of the Crossover trail. This extend the build started on National Trails Day.
An intricate system of marked hiking trails are available for the public to explore, some of which connect the Ringwood and Skylands sections of the park. These trails offer visitors opportunities to explore interior woodlands and rocky vistas. Multi-use trails are also available in the Skylands section of the park. These trails are suitable for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Please obey all designated uses of the trails, posted at the trail heads and trail crossings. A 7.5 mile mountain bike loop trail begins in the Shepard Lake section of the park.
Ringwood is a vast network of trails which actually heads up into New York state as well as south all the way to Skyline Drive. The standard race loop (which is apparently marked) is a fair way to get yourself in and around the park. Following someone who knows the way is a better bet, as lots of new trails have been showing up in Ringwood over the past few years. Ringwood is home to the H2H race, the Leaf Blower, formerly known as the Fall Classic.
Manny’s review of the park over at VideoTrailReviews.Com .
- Cannonball – Connects Ramapo State Forest to Ringwood State Forest
- Yellow – (Hoeferlin Trail)Connects Ramapo State Forest to Ringwood State Forest
- White/Blue Triangle – (Skylands Trail)This is the newest edition to Ringwood, completed in Fall 2008 at the IMBA TCC. This advanced trail designed to ride equally well in both directions, be warned it’s chock full of rock features. It may be found by starting at the intersection of Ringwood-Ramapo Trail and Crossover Trail (Warm Puppy Rock) and continuing north on the Ringwood-Ramapo (red), Or from the top of the race course switch backs near the gas pipeline.
- 6 Bridges Trail – Technical and twisty. A Must Ride.
- Renegade – (Cats Nest)Difficult Rock gardens. Connect 6 br. to Warm Puppy
- Red – (Red/Ringwood-Ramapo)Great new MTB loop near Warm Puppy Rock. A Must Ride.
- Race Trail – Start near Shepherd Lake. Intermediate difficulty.
- Poison Ivy – Smooth single track. Fun, fast & flowy. Opposite of rest of Ringwood.