Ramapo Mountains Loop

MODERATE 17 reviews

Ramapo Mountains Loop is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Oakland, New Jersey and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.9 miles 649 feet Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

A lovely hike to nice views and through some old Boy Scout camps Take the orange blazed Schuber Trl. Then turn right on the white blazed Millstone Trl, which passes a decent view, then joins the Yellow Trl. Together they cross a road, then the Yellow splts to the right and climbs gently. Soon the Schuber Trl joins and together they pass a rocky area with a scenic view. Reaching the green and white blazed Old Guard Trl turn left. The trail climbs and crosses a gasline, then the Cannonball trail and the yellow blazed Hoeferlin Trl. It soon joins up with the red blazed Ringwood Ramapo. There is a view here that is best when leaves are down. Continue on the Old Guard until it reaches the Hoeferlin (yellow blazes) and proceed south. The Cannonball Trail (red w/ white C) soon joins. A short side trip (red/white blazes) brings you to Matapan Rock which has a decent view. Continue on the Hoeferlin/Cannonball as they descend and skirt Skyline Dr and head back into the woods. The Cannonball soon leaves. Continue on the Hoeferlin to your car.

16 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike, however know your trails! We got lost for a bit and our 1 mile intended hike turned into 5 miles lol! The way back is mostly uphill. Lots of photo ops! Enjoy!

hiking
5 months ago

This place is gorgeous, there aren't too many people- even by the lake. Don't make the same mistake I did leaving the trails at sundown, and getting lost ; Apart from that I highly recommend it

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2 years ago

This hike was ok I recommend it to people that like it tough and like to figure things out because when I went we got lost twice and it was kind of hard to find a way out we actually used out GPS on the phone to get out

hiking
3 years ago

Really nice trail I took blue trail then red which led me to yellow. Red trail might be strenuous in some places, overall its a really good hike I recommend it.

hiking
3 years ago

Pretty tough hike. Went beyond the 8 by taking yellow to green up through the scout camps and to eskine overlook. Back down came out to about 9 miles. Saw a big ass rattlesnake on the green/white blaze trail. Grueling, and difficult to follow at times from debris/downed trees. Had a great time. Dogs are wiped out too

hiking
4 years ago

This is another good hike in Ramapo. It's kind of a long one but not a hard hike. The hike is one of those nice walking ones. You'll climb up a hill and back down the hill and you'll do this a few times while hiking the trails. The hills are not bad ones. Ramapo Mountains are a great place to come back to and explore some new trails.