Ramapo Park Lake Loop Trail

MODERATE 60 reviews

Ramapo Park Lake Loop Trail is a 6.8 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1062 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Moderate hike to lake. Scenic views of water and surrounding area. Take the Blue to the lake and then follow lake all the way around.

hiking
12 days ago

Pretty nice trail, especially during the foliage season. Some of the blue markers are a little rundown so be careful and pay attention. The blue trail does get a little steep in areas so when there are leaves make sure they are dry! The park is usually crowded near the bodies of water but as soon as you get further into a true trail hike you find your alone time for sure! I must of only run into two people on blue during a beautiful crowded Saturday morning.

hiking
1 month ago

From lower parking lot we took the blue trail past the lake to white. The beginning of castle hill trail climbs steeply but is easily done past Van Slyke Castle and its stone water tower. Continued on white where it terminates and picked up red circle trail or Cannonball trail. Follow carefully as it twists and winds and some blazes are missing and/or in poor shape. Completed the loop and returned back on blue to parking lot.

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4 months ago

i've hiked this many times and brought my dog a few times. i've also biked down the hill from Skyline Dr and biked around the lake. both are awesome. the trail has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. get there early to fully enjoy.

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fun