Manasquan Reservoir

MODERATE 92 reviews

Manasquan Reservoir is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Howell, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

walking
2 months ago

This is a very nice 5.1 mile brisk walk around the reservoir and thru the woods on a very wide trail. Lots of mountain bikers are there so walk to the right so they can pass

nature trips
3 months ago

Heaven...

4 months ago

Good ride, a bit crowded with riders, runners and walkers

walking
4 months ago

Nice loop around the reservoir. There is lots to do aside from walking the loop (biking, fishing, boating, kayaking, playgrounds, etc.). I was a little disappointed with the trail because you can rarely ever see the actual reservoir while walking (only at certain points) but it does give you the opportunity to observe and listen to what wildlife is living in the trees around you.

5 months ago

I'm currently kayaking and there is just one round lake lol Not much to explore and kind of boring. on the upside the reservoir is huge!

hiking
6 months ago

Good multi-use area. We hiked the 5 mile loop around the reservoir, nice views of the reservoir in many areas. It has wide trails great for hiking and biking, a few areas are a bit muddy but it's covered in stone, so not bad, You can also rent kayaks and rowboats. We did rent kayaks and did a leisurely paddle around the reservoir, they have the sit-on kayaks rather than the sit-in kayaks we prefer. Overall it was a nice day.
You can also fish here, as many people were doing. They also have bird blinds for those who like to bird watch in the nature preserve areas. We saw many turtles, a fox and a few dear in the more back areas.
Well worth the trip.

hiking
6 months ago

I love hiking this trail with my camera. So many interesting things to observe if you take the chance and look around. Today I was lucky enough to have a white tail deer cross my path. It is an easy and fun hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Great for a nice, active stroll! Very family friendly

7 months ago

So far, this is my favorite trail. The views and trails are both amazing. It's not paved but the ground is hard enough, and trails are wide enough for the kids to ride their bikes. We've so far seen 2 small snakes and about 4 deer.

mountain biking
8 months ago

We did tje 5.1 miles in about 50 minutes. Slight congestion at some parts.

hiking
8 months ago

My wife and I walked this trail today. Beautiful and a good healthy walk. Enjoy this trail for all, families, friends and just a good hike for anyone.

hiking
11 months ago

Good 5 mile hike can get muddy but most of the trail is well maintained and about 4 bathrooms around the trail

Friday, December 02, 2016

biking

walking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

This is an easy, flat, well maintained path along the perimeter of the reservoir. Well suited for walking, running, bicycles, kids, and dogs. Very nice views of the reservoir and the surrounding wooded areas. There is an abundance of wildlife.

walking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

I really enjoyed this trail. We parked and walked the complete trail around it was about 5 miles. Got beautiful pictures

Friday, September 16, 2016

Deer, turkeys, other wildlife while you run. Great spot.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Beautiful scenery and very well maintained

trail running
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

This trail is truly beautiful! It is pretty well-trafficked, but the path is quite wide giving plenty of space for all. Meanwhile, you are surrounded by lush green foliage and plenty of wildlife - prepare to see deer! - and you also get to catch a stunning view of the reservoir, especially at sunset. Great place to walk, run, ride a bike, or just catch a bench and read a book.

trail running
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The 5 mile loop around the reservoir is great for a run or bike ride. I wouldn't consider it a true hiking trail. It can get pretty crowded on the weekends.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Very relaxing!

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