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°)
Popular runs nearby
Bearfort Ridge and Surprise Lake
7.8 mi 12.6 km • Loop • 1,259 ft Ascent 383.64 m Ascent
Norvin Green Highlights
7.1 mi 11.5 km • Loop • 1,430 ft Ascent 435.82 m Ascent
Harriman State Park Loop
7.3 mi 11.8 km • Loop • 1,109 ft Ascent 337.94 m Ascent
Appalachian Trail Boardwalk to Warwick Turnpike Shuttle
8.8 mi 14.1 km • Point to Point • 1,784 ft Ascent 543.87 m Ascent
Ramapo Dunderberg/Triangle Loop
7.4 mi 11.9 km • Loop • 1,473 ft Ascent 448.87 m Ascent
Split Rock Loop
11.0 mi 17.7 km • Loop • 1,491 ft Ascent 454.5 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“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.
Run this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Runner Notes
Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.
Land Manager: NJ DEP - Abram S. Hewitt State Forest