Buck Mountain Trail

HARD 30 reviews

Buck Mountain Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ringwood, NJ that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.0 miles 1281 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

Be aware there is a $10 cash fee for access.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Did the entire loop. Was a little longer than I expected. Beautiful views from summit. Even Manhattan skyline can be seen way in the back.

hiking
2 months ago

It was good though the summit was below what u expected to be.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Tough, rocky hike with lot of climbs on rocky trail. Beautifully shaded and very nice view points. Actually measured around 8 miles on the blue trail.

hiking
4 months ago

It was challenging to say the least. But the view along the way to the top is so amazing. Worth every rock you have to climb. Go find your adventure!

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The high point view is nice!!

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Varied terrain keeps it interesting. A couple of steep climbs, some scrambling, grassy areas, rocky areas--always something different. And amazing views of the NYC skyline.

backpacking
5 months ago

It was not a "hard" trail at all. A very short section was steep and that is about all. Otherwise it was nothing cool. The trail gave off a very eerie feeling that I didn't like. It was boring. However, the two viewpoints they have do contain amazing views. You can clearly and easily see NYC. These trails could be made better. Overall it was okay, wouldn't come back though.

6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Lots of different trails of many different lengths (we did a 3.5 mile loop and only covered a fraction of the terrain). Dog friendly. And the entrance has a stream-fed natural swimming pool and barbecue area that look like they'd be nice in summer (but closed in the off season).

11 months ago

1 year ago

7 mile trail started at Snake Den Rs West. Followed green trail to blue to Wyanokie High Point. Continued on blue to green back to parking lot. Good trail, challenging climbs and descents thru-out the entire trail. Several viewpoints even of NYC skyline.

1 year ago