Saddle River County Park



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Park Overview:

Near the rugged parks in the Ramapo Mountains Region, this greenway along the Saddle River offers a contrasting network of flat, paved paths.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, Handicapped
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:6 miles
Park Acreage:577 acres
Ridgewood, Glen Rock,
Paramus, Fair Lawn,
Rochelle Park/Bergen/NJ
Web Map:Oveview Trail Map with Parking Areas
Park Description:

The Saddle River County Park consists of a string of five recreational locations along the Saddle River from Ridgewood south to Rochelle Park. At various sites there are picnic areas, pavilions, playgrounds, and facilities for sports including shuffleboard, soft ball, tennis, basketball, and roller hockey. The park’s five web sites [Contact Information] specify the recreational facilities for each site.

Trails Overview:

For hikers or walkers, the Saddle River Pathway. a six-mile paved path that connects these locations, is the attraction, making possible a pleasant greenway on a nearly flat path along the Saddle River in the center of Bergen County with no street crossings. Trail maps for each segment of the park, published by the Bergen County Department of Parks, are available on line: use Contact Information below to follow links to this park.  See also Web Map link above for inclusive view.

Click to view a detailed description of a hike starting from the Wild Duck Pond Area in Ridgewood south to Rochelle Park.



The greenway is bound by Saddle River Road to its west and Paramus Road to its east [above Route 4].  Use the Location Tab at top of page to locate its many parking areas or the Web Map link.

To reach the pathway by public transportation use NJ Transit Bus #163; use hike link above for additional directions  to walk from the bus stop to the greenway.

Contact Information:Bergen County Department of Parks
Region:Ramapo Mountains

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Editor's note (February 2014):  An election for County Executive has been held since photos of park signboards were taken, there is now a new office holder.