Ramapo Park and Cannonball Trail

MODERATE 161 reviews

Ramapo Park and Cannonball Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
895 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Outstanding views, historic ruins Take the blue blazed McEvoy Trl from parking lot. The trail climbs to Ramapo Lk where it joins a paved park road as it skirts the lake then turns north. The trail leaves the road at a sharp bend. Stay on road for about 50 yards and take the white blazed Castle Point Trl and begin a short, steep climb. At the top are some interesting ruins and outstanding views. Continue on the trail along ridge. The trail then descends, crosses a stream and turns uphill where it joins another park road and ends at Skyline Drive. Cross Skyline and take red blazed Cannonball Trl. Then a quick right onto the yellow blazed Hoeferlin Trl. Follow trail until it reaches Skyline Dr again and catch the white blazed Todd Trl by the Camp Tamarack sign. The Todd turns west into the woods and eventually joins a gravel camp road for a short distance, then turns south and reaches another outstanding overlook. Continue on Todd, across Skyline again and back to McEvoy. Left on MacEvoy to car.

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it's so nice and peaceful. not too crowded. great views​ when you get on the top hill. it was not challenging at all, finished in about an hour and half. I really liked the pattern of trail going up.

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23 days ago

Trail was awesome......the views, the ruins.....everything was better than expected.....I did a few add ons which gave me a nice 10 miles.....I would definitely recommend this trail

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Are there any good trails for biking?

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2 months ago

A great trail for someone looking for a wide variety scenery in a reasonable distance with gentle elevation. I found myself losing the trail frequently due to fallen and missing blazes along with the large number of intersecting trails in such a small region of the park. If you're considering this hike on the weekend, do it early. Parking fills up quick in the nice weather, and stubborn afternooners start to get dangerously creative with where they put their cars.

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2 months ago

Nice park, nice views but horrible trail signage or the lack of it, to be exact... You get to the crossroad and have no idea which way to go as there are no signs so please be aware.

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