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.
Be aware there is a $10 cash fee for access.
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.
It was good though the summit was below what u expected to be.
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.
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!
The high point view is nice!!
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.
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.
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).
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.