Best mountain biking trails in Ramapo Mountain State Forest, New Jersey

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Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Ramapo Mountain State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of mountain biking trails in Ramapo Mountain State Forest, New Jersey
Park information
Acreage:
4,268 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
5:55 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
(973) 962-7031
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Top trails (6)
#1 - Ramapo Lake Brook Loop
Ramapo Mountain State Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Please be mindful and considerate when hiking this trail as parts of it are on private property. Show more
#2 - Ramapo Mountains Loop
Ramapo Mountain State Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
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.Show more
#3 - Erskine Lookout Trail
Ramapo Mountain State Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
#4 - Ramapo Overlook to Lake Todd and Waterfall Trail
Ramapo Mountain State Forest
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Hike to nice overlook, scenic lake and waterfall. Take the white blazed Todd Trail on the east side of Skyline Drive (trailhead is directly across from parking lot). The trail descends through a rocky forested area and soon meets, then leaves a woods road. Continue on the white trail to a nice overlook with views of the town of Oakland below. Retrace your steps and pick up the yellow blazed trail on your right. The trail will skirt a swampy area and pass by scenic Lake Todd (a great spot for a lunch break). The trail then climbs to a grassy area (gypsy moths and recent droughts have killed most of the trees here). Continue on the yellow trail and it will begin a gentle descent back into the forest. Soon you'll hear the sound of a brook in front of you, as it cascades over a series of small waterfalls. The trail crosses the brook just above the falls. A short bushwack to your right will take you past the falls. Return to you car by retracing your steps. Show more
#5 - Lake Vreeland Trail
Ramapo Mountain State Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
#6 - Cannonball Trail to Ramapo Lake [CLOSED]
Ramapo Mountain State Forest
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
The parking area and trail access point located on Barbara Drive within Town of Pompton Lakes has been closed by the property owner. Trail users are no longer able to access the South Ridge or Cannonball Trails from this area. Visitors are encouraged to utilize the parking area on Pool Hollow Road or either of the established parking areas on Skyline Drive. For more information please contact the Ringwood State Park Office at (973) 962-7031.Show more