Schuber Trail is a 12.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back 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: 12.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,171 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

bird watching



Pleasant hike over varied terrain. Streams, waterfalls, nice views. Starting hike at Skyline Drive makes most of route downhill. Pick up orange blazed Schuber Trail at Camp Tamarack sign. Trail descends gently through old camp property (ruins to be removed by county someday). It crosses several streams, then descends more steeply into Camp Glen Gray (an old Boy Scout camp now owned by Bergen County). It follows a camp road, then turns back into the woods. Soon it reaches a rocky ridge with an excellent eastward view (NYC visible in distance) were it joins the yellow trail. Together they descend to Bear Swamp Rd where yellow splits left just before road. Turn right onto the road, then left into the woods about 100 yards later. Trail is now relatively flat and very pleasant as it enters Ramapo Valley Reservation, turns southeast and passes McMillan Reservoir. After brief paved section it then turns right off pavement and into woods. It soon passes waterfall on left and ruins on right then follows Ramapo River back to parking.

22 hours ago

Started off quiet until Ramapo reservation and reservoir. Returned along trail parallel to orange (yellow maybe?) which met back up near the foundry on top of ridge. Varied terrain, cool sights (ruins, camps), beautiful lookout. Generally peaceful and very enjoyable, no crazy elevations. There was bear sighting along the trail.

5 days ago

orange section of trail is really nice and remote with a stream and nice views. second part of the trail heads into ramapo and is full of people.

Sun Aug 19 2018

Thu Sep 15 2016

This trail is easy in places but always rocky ! Provides access to many views of NYC and Ramapo MTs

11 months ago

Mon May 27 2019

Sun Jul 08 2018

recorded not enough

Thu Jun 14 2018

Mon Sep 04 2017

Sat Jul 01 2017

Sun Nov 13 2016

Sun Sep 27 2015