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Ramapo Mountain State Forest

Skyline Drive, Oakland, NJ
+1 201-512-9348
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Hiking in the Ramapos

Great hiking area for all levels of hikers. Mostly fairly easy terrain, trails, etc. There are some... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
rwllc
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Ringwood, New Jersey
Beautiful trails

My family and I love to go hiking on any of the several trails that the Ramapo Mountain State... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
Stephanie T
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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.

Thank rwllc
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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

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Reviewed 22 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

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

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

Thank Feng L
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Reviewed 1 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

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful winter day, temps in the higher 50s. Perfect day for a hike to see the State Forest lands in a different season. Highly recommend trying the venue all four seasons. It's beauty is astounding.

Thank Patty M
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Thanks to Daniel Chazin for scoping out a very nice, scenic hike that took us about two hours with plenty of contemplation time. This relatively short loop hike passes through the sites of two former Boy Scout camps – Camp Tamarack and Camp Todd. Each...More

2  Thank robcurtross
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

So wild and so close to home! It is worth the hike just for the view of New York city's skyline! The lake is gorgeous, and there is access to a pedestrian bridge over route 287. This bridge also allows access from the Wanaque/Haskell area!

Thank armalsatian
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I used to go every weekend, not as frequently anymore but it is a wonderful place to go hiking, many clearly marked trails good for all levels of hiking, well maintained, 10 minutes from home. A gem.

Thank Valerie H
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

I lived in Franklin Lakes and this hike is about four miles from my house -- must have taken it a dozen times over the past ten years. Driving Directions Take I-287 to Exit 57 (Skyline Drive) and proceed north on Skyline Drive for about...More

2  Thank robcurtross
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meleguesmelly
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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
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