The Torne/Osio Rock

Ringwood, New Jersey

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This moderately easy hike takes you through a cleft in the Ramapo Mountains filled with interesting geological formations. From there it goes out to Osio Rock and the Torne, promontories with great views of the Wanaque Reservoir, the eastern Highlands, and the New York City skyline. The return trip includes a stop at the unique stone “Living Room,” complete with a fireplace and easy chairs for your comfort.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey

by Paul E. DeCpste and Ronald J. Dupont Jr. (Falcon Guides)

This moderately easy hike takes you through a cleft in the Ramapo Mountains filled with interesting geological formations.

From there it goes out to Osio Rock and the Torne, promontories with great views of the Wanaque Reservoir, the eastern Highlands, and the New York City skyline. The return trip includes a stop at the unique stone “Living Room,” complete with a fireplace and easy chairs for your comfort.

©  Paul E. DeCpste and Ronald J. Dupont Jr./Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ringwood
Length: 2.3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Norvin Green State Forest
Local Maps: DeLorme New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer
Topo Map: The Torne/Osio Rock Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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6/14/2012

This has to be one of my favorite shorter hikes in NJ. The views are amazing and the rock scrambles are just plain fun. We did the lollipop loop starting on the Hewitt Butler trail through Torne Mountain and out to Osio Rock, then back along the Torne Trail. It was more difficult than this guide suggests, however, the views are well worth it. Be sure to find the Stone Living Room just off the main trail and stop at the Otter Hole just east the parking lot- a set of small waterfalls with shallow waters to dip your feet in!

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