Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ringwood Manor Trail Loop

Ringwood State Park
Passaic County,
New Jersey

Hiking Trails:
Manor Trail: Blue blaze

Total Time: 1:15 hours
Estimated Distance: 3.3 miles
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Level of Recommendation: Not Recommended
Points Of Interest: Scenic mansion gardens and grounds, tranquil lake 
Pros: Pretty walk through mansion property,
Cons: $8 charge for parking, first part of hiking trail is an old road rather then traditional hiking trail,

Google Map of Parking:

View 2013 Hiking Locations in a larger map

The weather was rainy and steamy, so I had to pick a short hike that was not too intense. Although for most of the hike it was not raining, it did rain steadily for some time and I got considerably wet. I parked in the Ringwood Manor Parking lot, and walked alongside the Ringwood Manor Mansion next to the marble pillars and small pond. I continued through the grassy area alongside the south part of the Ringwood Mill Pond, where I picked up the Manor Trail. This is a loop trail that starts and ends at the same point. It is a rather uninteresting trail without any viewpoints or points of interest, aside from an old historical cemetery along the trail. After completing the loop and getting very wet, I explored the property a bit more and walked through some of the gardens and groves before heading back to my car in the main parking lot.

Map of the Route

Marble Pillar Columns on the Manor Grounds

Small Pond in Front of the Manicured Grounds

The Western Side of the Manor

Mill Pond from the Northern Side

Another View of Mill Pond

Old Historic Cemetery Along the Trail

Trail Passing Underneath a Fallen Tree

Confluence of Trails at the Beginning of the Loop

No comments:

Post a Comment