Round Valley Reservoir Trail

MODERATE 73 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
2244 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

trail running

walking

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.

1 month ago

wonderful trail

1 month ago

Awesome trail

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trails great secenry

4 months ago

Very nice place. $10 parking fee so bring lunch and enjoy a nice view of the water.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a beautiful area to hike, but be weary of the upper white trail as it is not well marked and it's easy to wander off the path. The $20 entry fee (holiday weekend) was very steep, but the views were worth it. The main red blazed trail (Cushentunk Trail) is an easy trail in my opinion with gentle elevation changes. The high side of the white trail gets a little more technical with some rock scrambling.

hiking
5 months 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.

mountain biking
6 months 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

7 months ago

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

hiking
9 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.

trail running
Monday, January 09, 2017

Good training loop for M.U.T. folks

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Perfect for a light Sunday morning hike with pretty scenery

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Great trail and seasonal changes

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Always a lovely time at Round Valley.

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.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

super Trail for mountain Bike

hiking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Cushetunk Trail was great!

hiking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Loved it!

horseback riding
Friday, January 29, 2016

Love the Cushetunk Trail. Hilly, Tough, and Technical. Love the additional short trail in the woods (before Dam on way out) that was added and the trail improvements. I horseback ride here frequently during the off season and the trails are usually busy with hikers and bikers (thank you all for sharing the trails!)

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

A fun hike, especially nice view with the lake. Perfect when you can stick yout feet in to cool off!

Saturday, September 05, 2015

If you're looking for a trail run this is a great work out. the elevation change is very challenging and constant. very easy to get your heart rate up. Trail running shoes are ideal as there are very little smooth surfaces along this track. Go in the morning. Since most of the trail is in the shade this made for a really nice run.

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