AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Hike Southern Ramapo (Vigorous)

Date and Time

Saturday, August 28, 2021, 9:45AM - 3:30PM


Wanaque, NJ,
New Jersey, Highlands Region,


Registration is required for this activity.

Registration opens Aug 6, 2021 at 4:15 PM


This hike will be in the Ramapo Lake section of Ramapo Mountain State Forest and will include the Wanaque Ridge Trail (pictured), the Foxcroft ruins, and the pine-covered ridge of the Hoeferlin Memorial Trail. The distance will be 8 miles on forest trails and about 1500 feet of elevation gain. Meeting instructions for the Wanaque/Ringwood area will be provided during the registration process. OF UNIQUE IMPORTANCE TO THIS EVENT: Covid-19 behavior protocols may be subject to revision due to timing and location. Those shown below and in the REGISTRATION section are applicable to March 2021 in New York State. Different rules may apply for August 28th in New Jersey, in which case appropriate edits will be made. DO NOT participate if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (such as fever or cough), have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or are quarantined for potential exposure to COVID-19. Those who are at higher risk of getting COVID-19 or who may expose family members who are at higher risk should not participate. This hike is limited to 10 people including the leader(s) and requires advance registration. If you register but cannot attend, please cancel your registration in advance so that your space can go to someone else. Unregistered persons will not be able to participate in the hike. All hikers must carry face coverings (masks) from the start to the finish of the hike. In case social distancing becomes challenging or a group member shows signs and/or symptoms of illness including cold symptoms, cough, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or fever all group members must don their masks. All hikers must have hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid sharing food, gear, etc.. Registrants must file an "enhanced" online waiver.

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Click map for driving directions
On Wanaque Ridge



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey




Vigorous - 3C8


Adults (18+)


(best time to call: Evenings)

I have been leading hikes for the AMC since 2008, mainly in the Wyanokies and other areas of the New Jersey Highlands and also Sterling Forest and Storm King State Park in NY. I lead hikes in all seasons. Future hikes will include these and other destinations west of the Hudson. Distance and terrain vary according to hike location and season Most of my hikes do not require preregistration. However you may always call or email if you have questions.