Manasquan Reservoir

MODERATE 23 reviews

Manasquan Reservoir is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Howell, NJ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November.

5.1 miles 166 feet Loop

birding

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

4 days ago

biking

walking
9 days ago

This is an easy, flat, well maintained path along the perimeter of the reservoir. Well suited for walking, running, bicycles, kids, and dogs. Very nice views of the reservoir and the surrounding wooded areas. There is an abundance of wildlife.

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

Beautiful scenery and very well maintained

3 months ago

4 months ago

trail running
4 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.

5 months ago

trail running
5 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.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Very relaxing!

walking
7 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
8 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!

hiking
1 year ago

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

geocaching
1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

hiking
1 year ago

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.

hiking
2 years ago

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.