Round Valley Reservoir Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews

Round Valley Reservoir Trail is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lebanon, 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.

DISTANCE
15.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2608 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

sea kayaking

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

no dogs

rvr is a 12 mile trail located near Lebanon, New Jersey. The trail is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen and primarily used for hiking.

hiking
11 days ago

Did this hike with my dog for the first time and she loved it. The hike wraps around the entire lake so the down side is if you don't have it in you to hike 20+ miles you'll have to head back the way you came. Other than that the lake is gorgeous, and there are a ton of spots to stop and enjoy the water.

hiking
28 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

I think is a really good trail for bikes BUT if you're an expert at that cause Im actually a beginner and was extremely hard and exhausting for me
I've been at Six mile run and I thought maybe Im ready for this but NOPE not yet
2.5 miles in the red trail and i was done already
Had to take the road to get back at the parking lot cause to tired
Definitely going again when I get in better shape and more experienced

hiking
1 month ago

camping
1 month ago

2 months ago

There was a $10.00 fee to enter the park. Just turned around and found a free trail.

2 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

If you're looking for a place solely for hiking, and a trail where you feel like you've gotten away from civilization, then Round Valley is not the ideal place. For the first 3-4 miles, you're never far away from main roads or houses. Round Valley is also a popular place for mountain bikers, so again you don't really feel away from it all.

With that said, if you're looking for a place in NJ for an overnighter where you can pitch up a tent, get a campfire going (with plenty of fallen wood), and where the campsites are decently separated, then Round Valley is actually quite nice for that. Plus many of the campsites are within a stones throw of the reservoir which makes for a nice setting. So I'd say 3 stars for hiking, but maybe 4 stars for camping.

5 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

Good training loop for M.U.T. folks

9 months ago

9 months ago

Perfect for a light Sunday morning hike with pretty scenery

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Great trail and seasonal changes

11 months ago

Always a lovely time at Round Valley.

hiking
11 months ago

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The trail that starts and ends at the end of the bridge is untouched, we had a difficult time finding out way though the trail the first time since the trail gets so thin and over grown at some points, besides that, it's a great place to walk.

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016