This trail is truly beautiful! It is pretty well-trafficked, but the path is quite wide giving plenty of space for all. Meanwhile, you are surrounded by lush green foliage and plenty of wildlife - prepare to see deer! - and you also get to catch a stunning view of the reservoir, especially at sunset. Great place to walk, run, ride a bike, or just catch a bench and read a book.
Great little trail for all ages and abilities. Its also surprisingly scenic and has its own secluded spots, even though it is in a highly populated area. Bald Eagle nests from time to time, deer commonly sighted off the trails., water snakes sunning on the rocks. All very cool to see! A lovely place to stretch your legs.
It can get crowded of course, so don't expect solitude. Part of the trail parallels a bus road, but it is a short section of the loop. Most of the loop is wooded or passes along the banks of the reservoir. Great place for the family. NOTE: there are a lot of leashed dogs here, so keep that in mind with little kiddos. Rarely are there problems, but just an FYI.
I love this trail because there's so much to do. I usually go bike riding for the full lap, then put my bike away and go for a jog with my dog, and then slow that down to a nice walk. I love the wildlife! I've gone canoeing here too but reservoirs bore me in that respect - still relaxing though!
I grew up going to the Manasquan Reservoir because its right near my house. I like to go there for a quick get away. The trail is very easy to walk and if you know the right places you can find a hide away. However, there are only a few different trails to choose from and only so many sceneries.