Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary

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Park Overview:

With the contiguous Lamont Preserve, Rockleigh Woods offers the public more than 200 wooded acres and 4.5 miles of trails adjacent to Palisades State Park.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:4.5 miles
Park Acreage:84 acres
City/County/
State:
Rockleigh Borough/Bergen/NJ
Buy Trail Map:Hudson Palisades Trails Map
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary comprises 84 beautifully wooded acres, three streams, and several wetlands. Once owned by the New York Boy Scout Council, Rockleigh Borough purchased the land in 1975. It is contiguous with the Lamont Reserve.

Trails Overview:

Trails at Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary and the adjacent Lamont Reserve comprise a network of about 4.5 miles that includes former farm and logging roads as well as footpaths. Difficulty ranges from an easy walk around Sneden Ice Pond to a steep climb along Roaring Brook or Lamont Rock. The trail system is described as approximating 'circles within circles.' Various combinations of hikes are possible. All start at Rockleigh Borough Hall, where parking is available.

Bicylces are allowed in the Rockleigh Woods (blue Hutcheon Trail and western half of the yellow Sneden-Haring-Lamont Trail).

A Trail Conference trail map snippet can be found online; a full updated map set is available for purchase using the Buy Trail Map link near the top of the page.  The trail descriptions and trail map provided by the Lamont Reserve and Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary (Contact Information below) have not been updated recently.

 

Directions:

Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway to Exit 4. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto Route 9W (if coming from the north, turn right onto Route 9W) and proceed for 1.1 miles, entering New York. At the next traffic light, turn left onto Oak Tree Road and, in 0.2 mile, turn left onto Closter Road. In 0.5 mile, after crossing under the Parkway, you reenter New Jersey, and the road becomes Rockleigh Road. Continue for another 0.2 mile to the Rockleigh Municipal Building (26 Rockleigh Road) and turn left into the driveway. Park in the rear of the building.

Contact Information:Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary and Lamont Reserve
Region:Palisades
Fees:None