Ramapo Valley County Reservation

Ramapo Valley County Reservation

Scarlet Oak Pond - Ramapo Valley County Reservation - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar Scarlet Oak Pond - Ramapo Valley County Reservation - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar View of Scarlet Oak Pond from the Vista Loop Trail - Photo credit: Daniel Chazin View of Scarlet Oak Pond from the Vista Loop Trail - Photo credit: Daniel Chazin
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Newly completed (2016) is a network of five loop trails, all beginning within a 2-mile radius of the Ramapo Valley Reservation’s parking lot.  One of them, the Vista Loop trail (yellow blaze), includes three panoramic views from Hawk Rock, Cactus Ledge, and Ridge Overlook.  During 2017 Vista Loop was further relocated to view the MacMillan Brook waterfall from its base.

Trail Alert:  During the summer of 2016, volunteers of the NY-NJ Trail Conference, in cooperation with the Bergen County Department of Parks, designed and completed a project to create a new network of loop trails in the core area of the Ramapo Valley Reservation, making trails easier to follow and the hiking experience more rewarding.  The project involved re-blazing 6 miles...

Park Acreage:

4290.00 acres

Municipality:

Mahwah

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Contact Information

Web Link:

Bergen County Department of Parks

Phone:

(201) 336-7275

Fees:

None

Dogs in park:

Dogs on leash

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Trip Reports

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February 24, 2016
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Pilgrim Pipeline
Councils for many towns affected by the pipeline have passed resolutions opposing it, including Mahwah Township.  Copy/paste:  http://www.northjersey.com/news/mahwah-adopts-pipeline-ban-as-interstate...
Phil McLewin
February 23, 2016
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Oil Pipeline Planned Through Ramapo Reservation
Please be informed that Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC, is planning to build an oil pipeline through a portion of the Ramapo Valley County Reservation. In order to understand the impact that this will have on the county park and surrounding areas, I encourage readers to visit the top website produced by entering these search terms with Google:
  • stoppilgrimpipeline
  • pilgrim pipeline full steam ahead
  • pilgrim pipeline holdings llc project description
(Links posted directly within posts tend to be flagged as spam by this website’s content-quality monitor, Mollom.)                     Sincerely,   Paul Neralich   Bergen County Resident 
pauldnnj
November 30, 2015
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Old Stone Cabin Reduced to Rubble
Those hiking to MacMillan Reservoir, using the Schuber Trail (orange) to hike up along MacMillan Brook, will have noticed that the old stone cabin just over the bridge has been reduced to rubble.  The reason, according to County officials: This structure was deemed unsafe. It was a haven for drinking and drug use. It was littered with broken glass, cigarette butts, drug paraphernalia, and had very obscene graffiti. People were also lighting fires which was very dangerous with the very high fire danger we were having.    Too bad about the about the landmark, but the decision seems warranted.
Phil McLewin
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