Summary: Catch orange blazed Schuber Trail in the SW corner of parking lot. It bears left just after crossing the river and follows it, then climbs past some ruins and a set of waterfalls to the right (most impressive in spring or after heavy rains). Continue on the Schuber as it turns south and passes below Rocky Mtn. You can bushwack to some excellent views at the top if desired. Continue to Bear Swamp Rd., where the Schuber trail turns right and you turn left (east) onto the road. You'll pass some falls in the woods on your right, then soon make a left onto the Yellow/Silver Tail, where you'll pass another set of interesing ruins. Continue on the Yellow/Silver past an optional bushwack to an nice view atop Matty Price Hill. Eventually the Yellow/Silver meets the Schuber. Take the Schuber to the trail marked by silver on white blazes and back to the parking area.
Trailhead: Route 287 to Oakland Exit. Left off ramp, then left (North) onto Route 202. Follow 202 north until you see the parking lot (very large) for Ramapo Valley County Reservation on your left.
Trailhead is in southwest corner of lot. (Lat:41.07802 Lon:-74.18837)
Trail Guides for Ramapo Ramble:
New Jersey Walk Book
by NY/NJ Trail Conference (NY/NJ Trail Conference)
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Bergen County Division of Parks - 201-327-3500
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Brian Sniatkowski, who has posted 50 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews Submit your own review
Reviewed by Michael on 11/11/2009
Excellent, great directions to area and trail. Beautiful landscape and scenery. I am a beginner hiker, but am in good shape. It was a decent challenge, especially because I ran some parts. Nice blazings on trees, easy to follow. Took me two hours with good pace and light running. Do not miss!!! Thanks.
Reviewed by cheryl on 7/5/2009
Great trail, beautiful waterfalls, but it takes much longer than 2.5 hrs and is not what I would consider "easy".
Reviewed by Tom on 5/11/2009
You should warn folks in your directions that there is no left turn into the parkinglot when approaching from the south. I was so glad to see the park enterance yesterday that I made a quick left into teh driveway without noticing the "No Left Turn" signs posted - or the town cop waiting there who gavc me a ticket.
Reviewed by AJ on 4/26/2009
Great hike! The trails are well marked and the views were fantastic. Will definitely come back here in the fall, as I imagine the colors would be breathtaking. We took our time and it was exactly 3 hours.
Reviewed by Al on 11/25/2006
I enjoyed this hike and the ruins to be seen along the way. The streams and waterfalls are beautiful as well.
Reviewed by OLGA on 4/14/2005
I FELL TOO MANY TIMESS!!
Reviewed by NJTom on 11/16/2004
This is a nice hike and it's just off of Rte 17, so it's an easy drive to the trail head. The view from the hill is surprisingly good. You see a lot of people by the parking lot, but they dwindle as you head further out on the trails.
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