Cannonball/Yellow Trails Loop from Skyline Drive

Ramapo Mountain State Forest

View from Matapan Rock - Photo by Daniel Chazin View from Matapan Rock - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike traverses a portion of the historic Cannonball Trail through the Ramapo Mountains and ascends to several viewpoints, with broad vistas both east and west

41.047479, -74.251313

From the northwest end of the parking area, cross Skyline Drive and follow the yellow blazes of the Hoeferlin Memorial Trail, which curves to the north and parallels Skyline Drive. The trail steeply ascends a rock outcrop, then descends through mountain laurel. In 0.4 mile, the Cannonball Trail, marked by a white “C” on red, joins from the left, and both trails proceed north on a wide woods...

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