Bearfort Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 863' 263 m
Descent: -214' -65 m
High: 1,372' 418 m
Low: 723' 220 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
Current trail conditions
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“A tough elevation gain at the onset pays off with minor rock scrambles and fun along a relatively flat ridgeline.”— Lou Poulas
The next two miles have minimal elevation gains and some obstructed views of the surrounding hillsides. Around the 2.6-mile mark, there is an interesting rock ledge/chasm to traverse. Soon after, there are good views of the distant rolling hills and eventually, just before the trail ends, you can see a portion of the NYC skyline on a clear day.
Note 1: The exposed bedrock is covered with lichen, and on a wet day, it's extremely slippery. Even the slightest decline that would otherwise be routine becomes a challenge in the rain.
Note 2: Parking off of Warwick Turnpike is very limited at the trailhead (41.155770, -74.362864). There are other turn-out parking spaces both east and west of the trailhead, but that means you'll have to hoof it a few minutes to get to the trail's start.
Land Manager: NJ DEP - Abram S. Hewitt State Forest