Manasquan Reservoir

MODERATE 64 reviews

Manasquan Reservoir is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Howell, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers 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
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
11 hours ago

walking
2 days ago

mountain biking
6 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

walking
23 days ago

walking
29 days 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.

walking
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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
2 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
3 months ago

Great for a nice, active stroll! Very family friendly

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 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
4 months ago

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

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

biking