Explore the most popular hiking trails in Rocky Point State Pine Barrens Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great ride don’t get lost go with someone who knows these trails

A great place to walk, but you do need the (free/downloadable) DEC permit.

I made the mistake ONCE of not spraying my dog with permethrin. Never again. She was covered in seed ticks when we left.

Treat your clothing and your dog with permethrin and you'll be ok. Otherwise... so. many. ticks.

2 months ago

A great 11 mile loop. Quiet on a Wednesday with a few bikes and a runner or two. Very diverse and dense forest. Pretty flat but your body will thank you.

Our group of 4 enjoyed this hike. We went from the trailhead in Rocky Point and finished at Schultz Road, a total of 12 miles, completed in about 4.5 hours. The trails were clear, and we didn't have any ticks throughout the whole day. Planning on continuing onward within 2 weeks.

Great place to hunt

4 months ago

Feels like you’re in the middle of no where. Dense woods, clear trails of varying gradient. Great set of trails here.

if coming in from the NE, about 0.7 miles in, you cross Rocky point yaphank Rd. once you cross that road, there are just unkempt grasses with thousands of ticks everywhere. after only 0.2 in, I turned back because when I looked down, I saw at least 30 ticks.

I love this trail system, i would go as far as saying its one of the best trail systems on long island but that right is reserved for Glacier Ridge on baldhill, However this is good, not too much climbing, but not too much downhill kinda overall flat. Its a decent long island trail and i will be going back for sure, This is a great loop for first time mountain bikers, i didn't even need my full suspension bike to do this, I honestly could of gotten away with this on a hardtail, Its worth the time if your local but if your off Long island this isn't worth a trip, Its not IMBA maintained and it doesn't look like the trail workers care too much about certain sections, But overall i do like this trail, DO NOT RECOMMEND GOING DURING HUNTING SEASON. Just be careful if you do wear bright colors.

mountain biking
7 months ago

This was a great trail even for a novice like me. There was a variety of different terrain some were a bit challenging but I feel that anyone can get through it. I decided to stay on the main loop. I knew there were more difficult trails that branch off the main loop for the more experience riders but I didn’t realize there were so many. The one and only thing i didn’t like about the trail was that it needed more signs at intersections to direct you. There were times that i came out onto a main trail and not know whether to go left or right but I would definitely ride this trail again!

4 stars for Long Island. It’s a nice trek with a few small climbs and part of an overall 125 mile Paumanok Path Trail.

I took the red Marked Greenbelt trail. You can take (maybe should take) the marked white blazes from the Rocky Point 25A parking lot as that I think is the actual path. You can do an 8ish mike loop returning to the parking lot (red intersects with white at about 4 miles) or continue on straight

mountain biking
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Great trail with hard sections

mountain biking
Monday, September 04, 2017

first time we went here, the trail varied from medium to hard. but it was an amazing ride. it is well marked and beaten. only went off the trail once. there are difficult trails off the main trail, again well marked. we did not do the full 15 miles, there are plenty of points to cut the trail down a bit. cannot wait to go again.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

As a hiking trail, this is just OK. The terrain is pretty even, the woods are quiet, and the wildlife is abundant--but this trail is owned by mountain bikers. A fine crew but a fast one, which requires that you pay attention to who/what's coming up behind you.

I got a solid 8 miles out of this park by setting off at the trailhead and linking up with the series of foot paths that start about a 1/2 mile in. I went from the blue trail to the yellow to the red to make a big loop that made the most of this pine barren park, while avoiding/not inconveniencing the bikers. If you follow my advice, keep an eye on your GPS as you approach the connections to the other colored trails. They can be easy to miss.

Set out early! I started at 5:30am and was the only person around. When I existed the wood around 9am the lot was completely full.

Along the way, I startled a few deer, found a turtle eating a mushroom on the trail, spotted a slew of birds, and past a bunch of knee high anthills.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

It was my first time Mountain biking and I loved it! Can't wait to do it again

Love this place. So peaceful. I suggest wearing legit bug spray. I've had run-ins with ticks and chiggers.

trail running
Saturday, January 14, 2017

A great 9.5 mile loop! Very well marked, (a couple of tricky spots, but nothing serious) excellent single track. For the most part it is fairly flat except for one hill. There is never really anyone else out there. I have ran it many many times now and will continue to do so. Trails are buffed out, no roots or rocks. Just watch out for chiggers and ticks in the summer time. Spray bug spray all over socks, sneakers, legs and the rest of your body. Got a bad case of chiggers when I didn't spray myself in August. Otherwise, you should be good. No hiking/running in January, firearm hunting season

mountain biking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Theres a sign at the beginning that says something like "hunting permitted from October to April". Really? An environmental conservation area where people hike and bicycle is also a hunting ground? Yes, some of the trail markers and signs are blasted with buckshot holes. But as a biking trail, it's enjoyable. Probably a lot more adrenaline inducing after October 1st though, when some kid with a 20 gauge shot gun could mistake you for a deer. I'd go again.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

I would never consider this a moderate trail -- it is flat and easy. There are lots of small, inconspicuous, as well as major trails off the trail shown on this app. They are fun and circuitous, but I would recommend a GPS if you are going to try this, as the area is large and you could get lost.

on Rocky Point Trail

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

great trail, I've done is many many times ,,great combination of hills it could be as hard or as easy as you wanted to be... hiking trails throughout

on Rocky Point Trail

mountain biking
Monday, October 19, 2015

Pretty good for biking

mountain biking
Thursday, July 23, 2015


Sunday, May 10, 2015

nice trail but it's gotten a bit sandy in some areas of the trial. overall I like the trail but it needs to be marked better I prefer cathedral pines over this

mountain biking
Saturday, August 31, 2013

What has happened to my beloved rocky point post sandy. A lot of sand and erosion. A new section by campsite that's tough to ride over. It's like a hilly furrows material. Don't like it as much as I used to. Would probably opt for cathedral pines when I'm out there. Only drawback is the cost to ride cathedral.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

These trails are best with a hard tail 29er. I bring my full suspension cannon dale when I come out to visit my inlaws so I can get away and ride but it is not needed for these trails. Completed the entire loop in about two hours. Not very technical, a lot of the same smooth single track as manorville hills. I would give rocky point the slight advantage due to the variety and challenge of navigating.

mountain biking
Monday, June 10, 2013

Road this trail for the first time with my wife, daughter and friend and all I can say it was a great experience and look forward to riding it again. Being newbies we were very content completing the ride. The trail is marked very well which made the ride that much better.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Great trail. Love the halfway point with the fast downhill with all the twists and turns! What a rush

mountain biking
Friday, August 31, 2012

I'm ready to start mountain biking again, can't wait for rocky point, this is one of my favorite trail around. Back about three year ago I did the loop including all the black diamonds in 79 min. How is going to beat that?? Jaja.. Let me know how you do..!!!

mountain biking
Friday, July 20, 2012

Awesome trails. Love them. A good loop is 20-25 mikes long. Take every mogul possible. They're great. I travel 35 miles just to ride these trails.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kicked my butt! Very confusing at least for the first time. Did about 18 miles got lost at mile 12. Needs more signs. Got a few ticks on me but flicked them off while riding. Bring lots of water! Moderate black diamonds but coupled with the distance it was tough. Happy trails!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Hike was really great! Make sure you bring the bug spray and make sure it had DEET in it!!! The ticks were abundant, and that is an understatement.

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