Manasquan Reservoir

MODERATE 52 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.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
26 days 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
1 month ago

Great for a nice, active stroll! Very family friendly

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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
2 months ago

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

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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

6 months ago

biking

walking
6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

9 months ago

Beautiful scenery and very well maintained

hiking
10 months ago

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walking
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11 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

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.

11 months ago