Ramapo Park and Cannonball Trail

MODERATE 141 reviews

Ramapo Park and Cannonball Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.4 miles 895 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Outstanding views, historic ruins Take the blue blazed McEvoy Trl from parking lot. The trail climbs to Ramapo Lk where it joins a paved park road as it skirts the lake then turns north. The trail leaves the road at a sharp bend. Stay on road for about 50 yards and take the white blazed Castle Point Trl and begin a short, steep climb. At the top are some interesting ruins and outstanding views. Continue on the trail along ridge. The trail then descends, crosses a stream and turns uphill where it joins another park road and ends at Skyline Drive. Cross Skyline and take red blazed Cannonball Trl. Then a quick right onto the yellow blazed Hoeferlin Trl. Follow trail until it reaches Skyline Dr again and catch the white blazed Todd Trl by the Camp Tamarack sign. The Todd turns west into the woods and eventually joins a gravel camp road for a short distance, then turns south and reaches another outstanding overlook. Continue on Todd, across Skyline again and back to McEvoy. Left on MacEvoy to car.

trail running
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8 hours ago

My favorite trail by far,awesome views of the lake,river and mountains!

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4 days ago

Awesome trail. multiple parking lots in various spots so plan your trip accordingly

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hiking
21 days ago

Compared to when I went in the summer, the path is very muddy and at times slippery so be advised. Otherwise than that, I loved it, the river is flowing with more water and the lake frozen was a sight to see.

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27 days ago

Really fun trail with awesome views

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hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. The castle ruins are very well-traveled, but most people come in from Skyline. Downloaded this app after hiking this trail, hoping to see the lesser trails marked.

4 months ago