Looking for a great trail in Ramapo Mountain State Forest, New Jersey? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Ramapo Mountain State Forest ranging from 2 to 6.6 miles and from 223 to 964 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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This hilly forest is a sanctuary for wildlife. Hikers and mountain bikers enjoy miles of challenging trails. Many trails offer a view of the New York City skyline. Birdwatchers are attracted to the forest for its ponds, streams and marshes that provide the perfect habitat for bird and other wildlife species. The forest borders the Ramapo Mountain Reservation, which is part of the Bergen County Park System.

hiking
1 day ago

Average trail at best. Far too much of the route was boring and over used (for my liking). Also not a fan of walking roads nor hearing highway traffic. Great views by the castle but that is not enough to get this one over 2 stars.

lots of leaves on the ground already so it's hard to follow the trail sometimes. had to rely on the app a few time as we couldn't see blazes either. after you get to the very top you will hiking along the road and it's busy and noisy

Easy fun trail with great views!

A nice, easy walking trail!

hiking
rocky
scramble
16 days ago

This is my favorite to do with my puppy! We go every week. Once you get to the top and you reach the water it is absolutely beautiful. There is so many dogs swimming, it is the cutest thing to see. Overall, it is a very enjoyable hike, bring plenty of water. When I went this time the waterfall had no water flowing down it but usually there is & it is beautiful.

Nice trail with some rocky parts at the beginning, and an easy walk along the lake. Good for beginners

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rocky
26 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Lovely easy hike through the woods up to Ramapo Lake, which is very picturesque. The loop around the lake has lots of nice places to stop and enjoy the view. Nice any time of year. Parking lot fills up very quickly on weekends.

Hike the McEvoy trail to Ramapo Lake often. Easy hike through the woods following the stream up to the lake. We usually circle the entire lake, lovely views and a few huge rocks to sit on for a break. Have only hiked up to the castle ruins once- steep climb up but the ruins are worth seeing.

hiking
30 days ago

Nice moderate hike. Very well traveled and did not run into a bear! My friend was petrified she would see one.

Great views. We like it more going clock wise. At the castle we had a great picnic with Manhattan view.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

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