Best trails in Round Valley Recreation Area, New Jersey

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Looking for a great trail in Round Valley Recreation Area, New Jersey? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Round Valley Recreation Area ranging from 1.6 to 6.8 miles and from 269 to 570 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The brisk blue waters of Round Valley Reservoir attract swimmers, boaters, fishermen, picnickers and campers to its scenic shore. The Round Valley Reservoir swimming area was created by the construction of an earth dam across a narrow waterway on the west side of the reservoir, separating it from the main part of the reservoir. The reservoir covers over 2,000 acres and is approximately 180 feet deep, the deepest lake in New Jersey. It has a water capacity of 55 billion gallons. The reservoir is stocked with lake trout.

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Map of trails in Round Valley Recreation Area, New Jersey
Park information
Acreage:
3,684 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Contact
(908) 236-6355
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Top trails (6)
#1 - Cushetunk Trail
Round Valley Recreation Area
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Length: 12.0 mi • Est. 6 h 4 m
Terrain: There's considerable elevation gain all over the trail with lots of ups and downs so make sure you are ready for it. Sometimes it gets rocky. Shade: You will be under the trees 95% of the time. Scenic View: Round valley reservoir is one of the most breathtaking reservoirs in NJ. Beautiful scenic route and consider taking swimming clothes Campsites: Lots of dispersed campsites and picnic areas around the lake.Show more
#2 - Round Valley Blue Trail and Pine Trail Loop
Round Valley Recreation Area
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 57 m
#3 - Cushetunk Trail: Short Version
Round Valley Recreation Area
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
#4 - Unblazed and White to Buell Trail (Orange) Long Loop
Round Valley Recreation Area
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
#5 - Woodschurch Farm Yellow Loop near Buffalo Farm
Round Valley Recreation Area
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 47 m
#6 - Unblazed and White to Buell Trail (Orange)
Round Valley Recreation Area
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m