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Campgaw Mountain County Reservation
|Park Overview:|| |
Hiking trails go up and down the sides of a ski slope. Great views of Bergen County facing east.
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, X-C skiing|
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||10 miles|
|Park Acreage:||1300 acres|
|Buy Trail Map:||North Jersey Trails Map|
|Web Map:||Trail map (prepared by the Trail Conference)|
|Buy Book:||Hiking the Jersey Highlands - Illustrated Guide |
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
|Park Description:|| |
Located in Mahwah, the 1,300-acre Campgaw Mountain County Reservation draws by far the most visitors during downhill skiing season. It has a lift and snow-making equipment. The Reservation also offers hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, archery and camping (by permit only). It is one of only two parks in Northern New Jersey to offer DISC golf -- a very challenging course taking the player up and down the ski slope one or three times depending on the seasonal configuration.
|Trails Overview:|| |
Campgaw offers a complex network of nine marked trails in a rather compact area; a trail map looks like a clinched fist with a thumb sticking out. The flat trails at the base of Campgaw Mountain are ideal for those looking for a short, easy hike, and they can be combined with those that lead to the viewpoint at the summit of the mountain for a longer, more challenging hike. Individual trails range from 0.3 to 3.0 miles; nearly all are under a mile.
Horses and bicycles are not permitted on any hiking trails in the reservation. Not a very good place for cross-country skiing even though it is permitted, excepting the ski slope itself.
Click for detailed descriptions of hikes in the park.
Directions: Ramapo Valley Road [US 202] to Darlington Avenue, proceed east on Darlington Avenue for 0.3 mile onto Campgaw Road and continue to the park entrance road which is on the right [200 Campgaw Road]. With multiple large official parking areas, parking is never a problem. However, roadside parking is prohibited, including the cul-de-sac at the end of Park Road [the park's trail map will be updated to eliminate this as a designated parking area].
|Contact Information:||Bergen County Parks Department |