Ramapo Mountain State Forest

Passaic and Bergen counties, New Jersey

Ramapo Mountain State Forest At A Glance...

About Ramapo Mountain State Forest

This hilly forest is a sanctuary for wildlife. Hikers and mountain bikers enjoy miles of challenging trails. Many trails offer a view of the New York City skyline. Birdwatchers are attracted to the forest for its ponds, streams and marshes that provide the perfect habitat for bird and other wildlife species. The forest borders the Ramapo Mountain Reservation, which is part of the Bergen County Park System.

  • Activities:
    • Equestrian / Horseback
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Jogging / Running
      Trail running
    • Mountain Bike
      Rather advanced riding here
    • Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat
    • Skiing / Snowboarding
    • Picnicking
    • Walking
    • Bathrooms
      Pit toilets
    • Boat launch
    • Parking Lot(s)/Garage
    • Boat launch - Car Top Only
    • Rugged / Rocky
    • Dirt
    Park Type:
    • State Parks
    • Scenic Areas (overlooks/waterfalls)
    • Alcohol *NOT Permitted*
    • Entrance Fee

Contact / Location

Primary Address:
Directions Passaic and Bergen counties, New Jersey
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Our Personal Take...

We had wanted to visit Ramapo for a long time, and finally made it happen in 2019 (some pictures from the trip)! It was a great hike. We do want to mention that this place looks like it'll get packed. Might want to visit during the week and not in the summer.

Trail & Path Info

Hikers and mountain bikers enjoy miles of challenging trails! You can also find some easier-to-walk paved paths (old roads) bring you from the top of Skyline Drive down to the lake.

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