Ramapo Lake Cannonball Loop Trail

EASY 32 reviews

Ramapo Lake Cannonball Loop Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Haskell, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
479 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

Historic ruins, scenic overlooks, lake Catch the red on white blazed Indian Rock trail just past the boulder with the Indian painted on it. Cross stream on small bridge (may be submerged during high water), You will pass some ruins from the old Dupont gunpower mfg. operation which closed around 1920, then climb. Just after crossing a gas pipeline cut make left onto the Wanaqe Ridge trail (Orange). Eventually climb to several nice viewpoints just off trail. A short, white spur trail takes you to an easterly view. Continue north, then east on the Wanaque Ridge Trail. The trail ends. Make right onto the MacEvoy Trail (Blue). MacEvoy follows pipeline cut for short distance, then turns left into the woods and meets the Cannonball Tral. (Red w/white C) Continue straight on the Cannonball Trail . Cannonball reaches lake and follows gravel rd then returns to woods. Shortly after this you reach the jct. with the Indian Rock Trail. Continue straight on Indian Rock back to car.

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3 months ago

The river is too full to allow you to cross without getting your shoes wet. For that reason, it's better to just start the hike from other trail heads. Other than that, the trail was well marked and not too strenuous. Be careful of snakes. We saw a big Mexican black kingsnake next to the river.

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3 months ago

Unfortunately a tree has fallen on the stream bridge, creating a damn and a waterfall over it. It's not crossable unless you're willing to wade and climb over a fallen tree, not really safe, definitely not possible with kids.

11 months ago

it goooood

11 months ago

Not a strenuous hike. Very beautiful view!

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The road was pretty much very easy to walk with few times when you needed to climb up.. views were very pretty including huge river.. be careful for snakes..

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Did this hike beginning from the park in Haskell. For first timers, although an easy hike/walk it was a little confusing. Once you enter woods and cross stream you'll see various direction signs, continue straight up the hill infront of you. The hike is straightforward from this point on. Once you reach an old paved road, walk straight and pass the first rocky road on your left. The second rocky road on your left is what you want if you are following the All trails GPS. This road walks you down along side the lake forna good distance. Once at the end, theres an intersection! Make a left toward the concrete pillars to get to the Castle. There will be a sign for Castle Point just up the hill. Once you get to the Castle, there is more to see behind the Castle. Walk to the back of the castle and follow the small trail on the left side by the driveway. There are lookouts and another structure just down that trail. Have fun and enjoy! It is amazing and beautiful

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Did this with the return of the the Orange blazed Wanaque Ridge trail instead of going around the lake. Views are great! The entire description is listen on the NYNJTC website.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

This is a good trail. It seems a little long without too many viewpoints but it is still worth it. It is great once you are up on the ridge though. Take your time when you are up there.

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