Brookside Trail Loop Hike

Ramapo Valley County Reservation

Waterfall on the Brookside Trail. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Waterfall on the Brookside Trail. Photo by Daniel Chazin. A hiker takes in the view from Ridge Overlook in Ramapo Valley County Reservation. Photo by Daniel Chazin. A hiker takes in the view from Ridge Overlook in Ramapo Valley County Reservation. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Scarlet Oak Pond in Ramapo Valley County Reservation. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Scarlet Oak Pond in Ramapo Valley County Reservation. Photo by Daniel Chazin.

This hike climbs to the Ridge Overlook, skirts the MacMillan Reservoir, and passes a beautiful waterfall.

41.077853, -74.187596

This hike, which incorporates the scenic Brookside Trail (just west of the MacMillan Reservoir), begins at a kiosk in the southwest corner of the parking area. Just ahead, you'll notice a triple-yellow blaze on a tree, which marks the start of the Vista Loop Trail. Follow the yellow blazes as they descend wooden steps, join a wide dirt road, and continue ahead to cross the Ramapo River on a...

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