Round Valley Reservoir Trail

MODERATE 65 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
2 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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15 days ago

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

hiking
15 days 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 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

hiking
2 months ago

camping
3 months ago

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 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.

6 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

Good training loop for M.U.T. folks

10 months ago