Ringwood State Park

1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood, New Jersey 07456


  • Equestrian / Horseback
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jogging / Running
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paddling - Kayak/Canoe/Row boat
  • Playing in the playground
  • Walking
  • Skiing / Snowboarding
  • Swimming


  • Bathrooms
  • Beach
  • Boat Launch
  • Car Top Boat Launch Only
  • Gardens
  • Nature / Environmental Center
  • Picnic / Sitting Area
  • Playground
  • Shooting / Archery range


  • Kayak / Canoe / Rowboat Rentals


  • Some are challenging
  • Rugged / Rocky

Parks & Gardens:

  • State Park
  • Park (General)
  • Scenic Overlook / Waterfalls

Ringwood State Park offers so much for people of all levels to do throughout the year, including historic tours, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, shooting range, picnic areas, playgrounds, swimming and more.

Trail & Path Info

An intricate system of marked hiking trails are available for the public to explore, some of which connect the Ringwood and Skylands sections of the park. These trails offer visitors opportunities to explore interior woodlands and rocky vistas.

Multi use trails are also available in the Skylands section of the park. These trails are suitable for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Please obey all designated uses of the trails, posted at the trail heads and trail crossings. A 7.5 mile mountain bike loop trail begins in the Shepard Lake section of the park. For information on this trail and mountain biking volunteer opportunities please visit Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association.

Please note that the trail difficulty ratings are opinion only. All trail mileages represent only the portion of the trail that goes through Ringwood State Park, and complete trail lengths could be longer, therefore a topgraphical trail map is recommended for navigation of the trails. Maps may be purchased in the park office or through the New York - New Jersey Trail Conference Web site. A park map is available in the park office.


Here you will find:

  • Visitors center
  • Formal gardens
  • Ringwood Manor
  • Skylands Manor
  • Shepherd Lake Rec. Area
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Picnicking: tables & food concession at Shepherd Lake
  • Playgrounds for all ages
  • Boating/canoing/kayaking: electric motors, trailer launch, cartop launch, boat rentals, canoe rentals
  • Swimming: Shepherd Lake, bathhouse
  • Winter sports: cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, sledding
  • St. Luke's Chapel
  • Thunder Mountain Skeet Range (call: (973) 962-6377)
  • Trails use includes:
    • Hiking
    • Nature trails
    • Horseback riding
    • Biking
    • Mountain biking

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