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Frozen Falls Hike (new end-time & meetup address)
January 28 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ramapo Valley County Reservation
GSWA members: $10, non-members: $25
NEW TIMEFRAME: this hike now runs 11 AM – 2 PM (previously 11 AM – 1:30 PM)
What would inspire you to brave the cold for a January hike? How about the unique opportunity to experience a frozen winter wonderland?! Join GSWA’s Ginger Van Ryzin for an intermediate-level hike to check out some beautiful water features. The hike will journey along portions of the Yellow Trail and traverse several other trails as we hike towards a picturesque waterfall. If conditions are right, we may witness the falls in a frozen state – a sight to behold. Along the way we will encounter other bodies of water like babbling (or not so babbling, depending on the temps) streams, a pond and a reservoir, and the Ramapo River – which eventually feeds into the Passaic River. As you may know, GSWA works to protect the water and land of the Passaic River and its surrounding region.
The Ramapo Reservation is Bergen County’s largest park located on the edge of the Highlands Region featuring a network of five scenic loop trails. Grab this opportunity to breathe in the crisp, cool air, get your blood pumping, and experience the wonder that winter’s nature has to offer.
Note #1: This is a 3+ mile, intermediate-level hike with a 300-foot elevation change. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, dress for the weather, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks if you so choose.
Note #2: Parts of the trail are rocky and potentially icy, so consider bringing your hiking poles and microspikes or yaktraks. If trail conditions are unsafe we will take an alternate route.
Note #3: For everyone’s safety, if it is a very cold day, we will shorten the hike.