Ramapo Valley County Reservation - Vista Loop

Mahwah, NJ
Length: 3.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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Vista Loop Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located in the Ramapo Valley County Reservation. The trail features a lake, waterfall, several vistas, and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

This trail can be done as a loop or as an in/out to the waterfall (which is crazy fun in the Summer!!)

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Lake, Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Viewpoint, Visitor Center, Waterfall, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

DO NOT PARK ILLEGALLY. You will be ticketed and it’s a $75 ticket. There’s a large lot, but on lovely days it gets packed. Sometimes there is overflow parking in the nearby church.

Trail Contributor

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I’m Melanie, Branch Ambassador for HiB Ringwood & Bergen County, NJ. I hike with 4 little wildlings who love being outside as much as possible.

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.