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Ramapo Mountain State Forest

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

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Paramus, New Jersey
Great views of the New York Skyline from the top

My husband and I along with our son and his wife recently hiked this park. The path is pretty much... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 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 October 2, 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
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Reviewed July 22, 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
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Reviewed March 8, 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 January 22, 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 August 22, 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
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Reviewed April 12, 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 February 1, 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
Reviewed December 27, 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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Patty M
Reviewed December 24, 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

Date of experience: December 2016
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October 12, 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
June 17, 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