Starting at Sheppard Lake, find the red-blazed trail at the south end of the parking lot (near the gate) and head west. At the first fork, keep left to leave the red trail, then take the first right to go behind the old abandoned mining machinery for a fun, winding downhill trail known as Alligator
At the end, turn left to climb Crossover Trail
(white blaze) to lot Lot A. After leaving the parking lot, keep left to go behind the greenhouse and climb Old Morris Rd to the Pipeline
clearing. Veer right (east) at the pipeline to find the continuation of Morris Rd on the other side of the clearing. Then turn right when you reach the singletrack Race Trail
Cross the Pipeline
again and then take the right fork to hit the Skylands Trail
heading south. When the Skylands Trail
ends, continue south on the Ringwood-Ramapo Trail (Red Blaze)
until you reach Defiance Rd, then turn left to take the Crossover Trail
(white blaze) down to the fire road and all the way back up to Weyble Pond.
Follow the pink blazes (Five Ponds Loop) around the east side of the Weyble Pond, then downhill on the fire road. Cross the pipeline again and continue north on Blueberry Way
all the way to the end near Potake pond. Turn left through "The Sand Pit", the left again on Skyland Fire Road.
When the road splits, take the right fork, and then turn right onto the singletrack Race Trail
. Climb the Race Trail
and then descend (retracing a short portion of the route) staying on Race Trail
until you reach Sheppard Lake. Turn left to return to the Sheppard Lake Parking lot.