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Ramapo Mountain State Forest

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Hey N.J. is more than the turnpike and Elizabeth Places like this make you realize there is more... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Oakland, New Jersey
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Ramapo Mtn State Forest.

I am fortunate to live 10 min from the reservation. We have taken our dogs for long walks here for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Oakland, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hey N.J. is more than the turnpike and Elizabeth Places like this make you realize there is more garden in the garden state than you think Places like this need to be cherished.... there is more to nature than watching nature videos. Take someone you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joe911263
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am fortunate to live 10 min from the reservation. We have taken our dogs for long walks here for the past 35 years. The weekends get a little crowded, sometimes parking lot is closed (FULL). if you can go mid week it is much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank swalabre
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Beautiful and peaceful for a walk or hike. Stay long or for a quick walk and enjoy the clean air and beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gintaco
Reviewed 3 October 2018

My husband and I along with our son and his wife recently hiked this park. The path is pretty much uphill and very uneven. But it was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the stream and waterfall as we hiked. It lead to a Lake...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sinaigirl
Reviewed 23 July 2018

My girlfriend and I like to hike in Ramapo Mountain State Forest. On this particular occasion the parking lot we usually walk from was packed, not a spot to be found. My girlfriend called a friend of hers and asked if there were any other...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank sradmd
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Great hiking area for all levels of hikers. Mostly fairly easy terrain, trails, etc. There are some challenging spots. On nice weather weekends the parking areas could fill up. Usually we meet/pass other friendly hikers.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank rwllc
Reviewed 23 January 2018

My family and I love to go hiking on any of the several trails that the Ramapo Mountain State Forest has to offer. There are easy trails that have gravel and of course more difficult trails that require alot of effort. Once you reach the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Bottom Line: Great hike for all levels....perfect for us as novices. Parking at lower lot fills up quickly so go early. Details: We always visit in the fall when the weather is mild. Relatively easy hike with a few mildly challenging areas. At the top...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 8pixel
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It was a nice experience hiking in the Ramapo Mountain especially in the fall. Pets and kids friendly.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Feng L
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The lake is wonderful, trails are well maintained. I hike there twice a week all year long. many trails for young and old. Mountain biking is also wonderful to do. Tick level are low due to wide path. Highly recommended. Parking get full fast so...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank frankdona
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13 October 2018|
Response from sradmd | Reviewed this property |
I never hike alone but I never felt threatened in Ramapo Mountain. I guess anything can happen, so it's best to make sure that someone knows your itinerary before you head out. I've been here several times and have never run... More
18 June 2018|
Response from rwllc | Reviewed this property |
I'm thinking you mean hike alone??... I have hiked solo and felt safe..I don't worry about anything, including bears, etc. You could see one since they're there. On the weekends you'll run into/meet other friendly hikers on... More