Distance: 5.5 miles
Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
Map: North Jersey Trails
Parking: Large parking area on the side of a busy road
Restrooms: Primitive at Camp Glen Gray
Post hike dinner: Whole Foods
Directions: Millstone Trail/Matapan Rock Trail Loop, Ramapo, NJ
Glen liked this hike more than me. He said it would be prettier if it was a different time of year.
The downsides - lots of car noise in the beginning, and lots of car noise at the end.
I kept the dogs on leash for the last mile due to being somewhat close to a busy, noisy road.
|Did someone say swimming?|
|The trails were very well blazed with metal blazes. |
However, this painted white blazed trail wasn't on our 2009 map.
Don't take this trail.
|View of the NYC skyline|
|Trek on a millstone. There was a quarry here that produced them.|
|There is a large patch of prickly pear cactus at the top of this hill.|
|We couldn't find Rattlesnake Cave - we weren't sure if we wanted to!|
|Moxie in front of Balanced Rock|
|Trek and Sitting Hen Rock. Maybe it looks more like a sitting hen from the other side?|
|Camp Glen Gray - a camp with several buildings which are available for rental. Primitive toilets here.|
In the summer there might be running water. Gravel roads around the camp.
|Pretty lake at Camp Glen Gray|
|Nice overlook. Unfortunately a very noisy road below us.|
|Glen under the shelter. There was ugly graffiti here & lots of trash near the end of the hike.|
Year to date miles: 98.1