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Ramapo Mountain State Forest

Skyline Drive, Oakland, NJ
+1 201-512-9348
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Beautiful Hike

Bottom Line: Great hike for all levels....perfect for us as novices. Parking at lower lot fills up... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
8pixel
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Wyckoff, New Jersey
Nice trails appropriate for all difficulty level

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

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Feng L
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Oakland, New Jersey
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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

Thank 8pixel
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
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

Thank frankdona
Reviewed 27 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
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

Thank robcurtross
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
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 12 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

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is where I like to take a drive by myself or with a good friend, to relax look at the view or make good conversation.

Thank kellianned2016
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

When I was young, my father started taking me with him on hikes. My favorite hike that we would go on was the Castle loop here at the Ramapo Mountain State Forest. I've hiked many times here, and every time I appreciate the park more...More

Thank Kyle M
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