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14 days ago

Park at the first lot near the 6/293 intersections to minimize road walking. Empty YMCA camp was interesting. Long Path is a great trail, few nice up and downs on the north side of Route 6. Torrey Memorial has a nice view of Bear Mountain and Popolopen Torne with Turkey Hill Lake below.

Quite a few trail options and nice scenic views

Went with two kids—8 and 6–They got a little bored while we stuck to the road, but when we went off the road and on some actual trails or climbing over some of the many rocks scattered along the hills, they enjoyed themselves. Haven’t made it all the way around loop yet. Will probably have to do it without kids.

Hiked as a stewardship trip for Blue Friday with Campmor and NYNJ Trails yesterday! Nice initial incline and with the rest of the trail being very reasonable. Went with 12 year olds, dogs, and a mixed group. Nice views of the valley! Kudos to hikers for keeping it clean, we picked up less garbage than I thought we would!

Awesome hiking trail in NJ! Great views!! Challenging with some climbing and perfect distance!

Beautiful views especially with all the leaves down. The leaves on the ground make the steep parts a bit tricky/slippery. Amazing rock outcrops.

6 months ago

Nice place to do a stroll in the woods. The lake was nice for boating, kayaking and paddle boarding. There are different trails that you can do which is nice. The best part is it is near my house.

Road to trailhead is rough... good work out... rocky in spots... views are nice... you're by the road for a bit which lowered the peaceful factor ... still an enjoyable time in the woods

Cool local wildlife preserve. Definitely a lot more trails than what I thought. Easy hiking and nice scenic views.

7 months ago

Great trail for dog off leash, super close to home and easy. Well maintained and clean bathrooms at park facilities.

Good hike with a bit of scrambling. Can be kind of buggy in the summer and the views from the top are blocked with the foliage is full, but beautiful none the less. Keep dogs on leash. Area is well trafficked.

7 months ago

Great trail! Easy for kids and dogs. Very well-maintained. Definitely will be back

This place is incredible! Been here numerous times. I have hiked all trails in all seasons. Best hiking by far in New Jersey. I have been to many trails in south and central and west nj. This place has all types of trails. Great workout trails that last hours and small easy quick ones to take in the scenery. Great for dogs and kids. Drive two hrs every other weekend to get here and it's worth it. Make sure you arrive early in weekend before 930am. This place gets tons of visitors and the lot is jammed packed. Beautiful streams and waterfalls and overlooks and lakes. Plan accordingly if you take deep long hike. Never go off trail ticks snakes and getting lost can be avoided if planned and prepared.

Note; if your taking rt 17 as if aug 27th road blocked but there is a detour.

A rail trail. Excellent for biking.


Perfect if you just want to see the wooded outdoors. This path has 2 lakes for you to lookout on. Also features a beautiful waterfall. I know somewhere in the park you can go swimming near the waterfall. Also bring your dog if you can. There are tons of people with their dogs on this trail. Also its pretty well made for strollers too. Just be prepared for the big inclines while making your way up to the big lake.

Nice trail. Good for all skill levels.

8 months ago

Love it! We did counter clockwise. Finished in about 1 hour 45 minutes at a leisurely pace.

Lots of free parking and easy trail signs.
The lower loop of the park around the lake is great for an easy stroll and great view. The trial to the top has some s steep parts but it's manageable. The trail has great views of the stream leading down the mountain. Lots of dogs along the way and stroller friendly

Great trail the trial gets steep but I got a running stroller up the hill.
Lots of water falls and small animals along the way.
Great way to spend about 2-3 hours

Use a four wheeler to get to trail head. Road is real bad on a car. Trail was over grown and easy to get lost

Great place for a hike! starts off moderate level and then once you hit the loop it's easy. Brought our dog and had a blast

Did the Yellow trial counter clockwise to the reservoir then the blue trail back. Three good views in 3.3 miles. Good with kids.

on Tusten Mountain Trail

10 months ago

Great trail to do with kids !

I knocked off a star because I almost got run over by a dirt bike, but this is a terrific place for a walk with kids or a nice trail run. Mostly flat with lots rolling hills and meadows, or you can walk along the flat dirt road with a sturdy jogging stroller.

great trail great run.

11 months ago

Considering Sterling Forest is not that far away, you're better off going there. Ramapo is okay but it's too close to highways and flight paths, if a little tranquility and distance from man-made noises is important to you.

Nice walk ..rated easy not moderate great for beginners

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