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Round Valley Recreation Area
|Park Overview:|| |
Three trails -- some easy, some rugged -- around the deepest body of water in New Jersey
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing|
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||12 miles|
|Park Acreage:||1288 acres|
|Buy Book:||Hiking the Jersey Highlands - Illustrated Guide |
|Park Description:|| |
The Round Valley Reservoir was created in the 1960s. It is the deepest body of water in New Jersey at 180 feet. Surrounding the three-mile-long, two-mile-wide reservoir is a 1,288-acre multi-use recreation area, with hiking trails, picnic areas and wilderness campsites [accessible only on foot, by bicycle, or by boat - parking is 3 miles away].
|Trails Overview:|| |
There are three marked trails, totaling over 12 miles. The Pine Tree Trail is hiking-only. The others are multi-use, open to hikers, bikers and equestrians. The Pine Tree Trail and Family Hiking/Biking Trail are short loop trails that begin opposite the entrance to the south parking lot. The 8.3-mile Cushetunk Trail [red] nearly encircles the reservoir - it is not a circular trail. The Lower Cushetunk Trail runs close to the shore of the reservoir for over three miles.
Take I-78 west to exit 20 A to Route 22 west, or take I-78 east to exit 18 [Route 22 east], follow signs to the park.
|Contact Information:||NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry |
|Fees:||Some times and places; check with park|