Ramapo Reservation Loop Trail

MODERATE 134 reviews

Ramapo Reservation Loop Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mahwah Township, 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 November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1145 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

lake

hot springs

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Ramapo Valley County Reservation: Ramapo Reservation is a 8.52 mile loop trail located near Mahwah, New Jersey that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, scenic driving & walking.

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20 days ago

Considering Sterling Forest is not that far away, you're better off going there. Ramapo is okay but it's too close to highways and flight paths, if a little tranquility and distance from man-made noises is important to you.

24 days ago

Love it

1 month ago

Ran the whole 7 mile loop. Did not disappoint!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Pros:
Variety of trail difficulties
Waterfall/views

Con:
Often crowded

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hiking
1 month ago

No cave, no waterfall, basically just the lake. Lots of people at beginning and end of the trails since it is connected with the easy ones.

hiking
1 month ago

Let me start off by saying that I love dogs and am a former dog owner.

Now on to the review. Nice place to hike and fish but like has been stated before...too many people and WAY, WAY too many dogs, a good number of which are unleashed. Ramapo Reservation is for all intents and purposes a large dog park.

Overall I felt unsafe there with my young children due to the excessive number of dogs. I am surprised the NJ Park Services do not enforce leash laws at such a crowded park.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great place in the Bergen County area to go day hiking. Dog friendly and easily accessible. Many trails to choose from, some of which are easy, and some that are more difficult. I have been going here for 25 years now, and it is never boring no matter what season.

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hiking
2 months ago

Great getaway from Ramapo College studies