Deer, turkeys, other wildlife while you run. Great spot.

Beautiful scenery and very well maintained

trail running
3 months ago

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.

trail running
3 months ago

The 5 mile loop around the reservoir is great for a run or bike ride. I wouldn't consider it a true hiking trail. It can get pretty crowded on the weekends.

Very relaxing!

5 months ago

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.

mountain biking
6 months ago

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!

11 months ago

Great ! Nice trails. Beautiful see a lot of wildlife! American bald eagles, deer , red fox turkeys, northern water snake

1 year ago

Fun place to take the kids for a walk. Nicely maintained. Beautiful in the fall.

this is a great place to walk with small children. it's wheelchair accessible too :) great for bird watching when it's quiet.

Not many trails to hike. The main section of this place seems to be the reservoir/lake. Though they do have canoe and boat rentals for $13 an hour. Which is a very relaxing activity!

mountain biking
1 year ago

It was awesome and I biked

road biking
1 year ago

Fine, not the most interesting trail but great for running.

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.

2 years ago

Love The MR, fish, hike, bike and Swim (swimmimg not allowed)

trail running
5 years ago

This is a great path for walking, running and biking. Trails consist of dirt, gravel and pavement. 5 miles around which can take 20-30 minutes on a bike. Mostly straight ad level paths, but there is a mix of hills every now and then. You will also find some paths off the main route for hiking. Geocaches can be found here as well.