Top Adventures in Oakland

  • Hike to Ramapo Lake and the Van Slyke Castle

    Begin at the MacEvoy Trailhead (blue blazes), at the end of the parking lot. A moderate uphill climb and stream crossing will take you up towards Ramapo Lake. Following the blazes, take two left turns, then a right, as the trail approaches the sho...

  • Hike to Chikahoki Falls

    This is a fairly easy hike that is great for the whole family to see the fall foliage and experience a great waterfall. It is a short hike through the woods to get to the falls with other loops available for those that want to hike more.

  • Hike the Apshawa Preserve

    This is a pretty straightforward loop-hike that has you crossing a few bridges, a stream and getting some incredible views if you are up for it. Ironically you are close to some homes so you will potentially see some people in their backyards. You...

  • Hike the Halifax Trail and Ruins in the Ramapo Valley Reservation

    To start, I recommend coming in the early morning or afternoon, as the parking lot fills up with people hiking, fishing or going for a walk with their family. I usually get my luckiest before 9. This park is as relaxing or exciting as you want to ...

    8.25 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Pyramid Mountain to Tripod Rock

    This is a fun hike that is great for the entire family. The trails are really well maintained and Tripod Rock is a pretty amazing feature to check out. You can hike to the rock and follow your steps back to the parking lot for a 3 mile round trip ...

  • Explore the Great Falls of the Passaic River

    Getting to the Great Falls of the Passaic River is a relatively straight shot. It is located off exit 57B on Route 80 which is also accessible from highway 287. Parking is located on McBride Avenue across the street from the park's welcome center....

  • Explore Ringwood Manor State Park

    On my way to the drive-in, I saw a sign for Ringwood Manor estate and wanted to adventure around. The parking is easy and the property was beautiful!As we walked through the estate, we found:a quaint tree foresta small cemetery with headstones hu...

    1.3 miles

  • Thru Hike the Four Birds Trail

    The Four Birds Trail is about 19 miles long and is a great thru hike or can be done in sections as out and back hikes or part of loop hikes with other trails.  Starting from the north, the trail ascends gradually over easy terrain until you reach ...

    19 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike the Timberbrook Pond - Riley's Rise Loop

    The trailhead parking is at the end of Timberbrook Road, before the road enters Camp Winnebago (Boy Scouts). I hiked this in a clockwise directions starting on the Timberbrook Trail (yellow markers).  After about 1 mile the trail ends at a junctio...

    5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike the Hank's Pond Loop

    Hank's Pond loop can be accessed from the south at the corner of Clinton road and Van Orden road or from the north, parking at the lot on Stephens road.  I hiked from the south on this trip.  Follow the wide trail known as Hank's East trail marked...

    7 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike at Mills Reservation

    Mills Reservation is over 150 acres of wooded area located off of Normal Ave. near the Cedar Grove reservoir. Parking space is limited due to the small size but there is another hidden lot towards the back if you make a right out of the parking lo...

    2 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike the Terrace Pond North - South Loop

    From Warwick Road, parking at the northernmost road side parking area, cross the road, and the Terrace Pond North trail (marked with blue blazes) begins as a steady climb until you gain a ridge that offers some great views for several miles. Event...

    10.7 miles 1200 ft gain

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