Ramapo Reservation Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mahwah Township, New Jersey that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and scenic driving and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Ramapo Valley County Reservation: Ramapo Reservation is a 8.52 mile loop trail located near Mahwah, New Jersey that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, scenic driving & walking.
There is so much variety in terms of difficulty and distance, single track and country road. It is true that the very beginning is touristy but once you get deep enough into the woods you don't see many people. Very good for trail running and training steep inclines.
If you're looking to get away from people this is not the place to go.... not many people deep on the trails but it's like walking on a city street at the beginning and end......selfie sticks, kids and dogs.....definitely not a favorite
This place has a trail for every level. We started at the orange/blue to the yellow and stopped at the reservoir, then we took the pink 3/4 way around the reservoir and made a left onto the yellow which we had a little trouble finding, eventually we got on track with help from other hikers having the same problem, we continued on yellow to Ridge overlook the onto blue and back to our starting point. 4.5 miles 2.5 hrs. Good challenge and good workout. Bring snacks and water and enjoy this great place.
Dog friendly, beautiful trails and serene views. My happy place :)
Love it ! I like the waterfall , lookout rock , and running barefoot off trail on the rocks
Great for a challenging run
Great trail. Ascents are challenging but manageable. They do a great job of marking and maintaining the trail. They also stock the river with trout on Thursdays if you're into fishing. This trail is on the easy side of moderate. Better for trail running.
Steep slope around first lake. Big loop puts us around a 7 mile hike.
It was an amazing experience! We went to the first trail of 7miles defiantly was difficult good thing we had a print out map to guide us ! Was great ! Got to swim at the ending in the lake great time! So many trails to pick
Visited for the first time, a week ago. The place is amazing, if you are into photography bring your camera, it is guarantee that you will find some amazing photo opportunities. If you have knee issues, just don't forget to bring your knee support. And just enjoy the nature walk. Unfortunately there is no biking in the park. But there is plenty of walking trails. The place is also dog friendly, just make sure you have the leash and drinking water. Prepare to have him or her jump into the lake, saw several dogs just enjoying the lake and going in for a quick swim!
Excellent place to go hiking with your dog. Walk straight in from the parking lot and go directly a pillow on the main trail, and you'll find very clean water reservoir were tons of dogs go swimming. There are also many beautiful overlook points, inside trails that are much more difficult than the main trail to the Upperlake. This park is great for beginners, plain exercise, walking laps around the lower Lake on flat ground, or visiting waterfalls in marshland at higher altitude. Fishing is possible however no bicycling at this park
Amazing hike ,did almost for 8 miles , uphill close to the lake will definitely test your strength .
Yellow track is recommendable .
Great hiking trail!! I highly suggest taking the Yellow trail once you get behind bear swamp lake. It is challenging but highly worth it as it brings you to the best view point in the park. Loop back onto the highlighted trail by taking White back down and hanging a left onto Red. Adds and extra 1/2 mile that feels like 2 after the incline.