Round Valley Reservoir Trail

MODERATE
#1 of 3 trails in Round Valley Recreation Area
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Round Valley Reservoir Trail is a 11.6 mile trail located near Lebanon, NJ that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

11.6 miles 1558 feet
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Sandy Howland

2 Completed2 Reviews

Love the Cushetunk Trail. Hilly, Tough, and Technical. Love the additional short trail in the woods (before Dam on way out) that was added and the trail improvements. I horseback ride here frequently during the off season and the trails are usually busy with hikers and bikers (thank you all for sharing the trails!)

Carly Zuno

4 Completed4 Reviews

A fun hike, especially nice view with the lake. Perfect when you can stick yout feet in to cool off!

Sarah Lorcheim

6 Completed1 Reviews

Chris Ottenstroer

1 Completed1 Reviews

If you're looking for a trail run this is a great work out. the elevation change is very challenging and constant. very easy to get your heart rate up. Trail running shoes are ideal as there are very little smooth surfaces along this track. Go in the morning. Since most of the trail is in the shade this made for a really nice run.

Vlad Lezhanskiy

5 Completed1 Reviews

Walt Varan

1 Completed1 Reviews

Am I the only one that was nearly run over by bikes? Once a biker had to lay his bike down as he was speeding down a hill to avoid running into me. Another time a biker turned a corner totally unaware that a hiker may be walking toward him. I actually helped him stop by holding his handlebars. When I reported the careless riding to the rangers they told me to take another short trail where bikes are not allowed. I guess the shave the right of way. It is a pretty hike but be careful!

Sean 808080

17 Completed1 Reviews

David Abate

14 Completed13 Reviews

Nice groomed wide trails with a couple off the beaten path. The lake is beautiful, dogs love swimming and kids love throwing rocks. Not sure why it says "trail is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen".....

Allen D.

decent trail, though be warned it isn't well marked about 7 miles in, and then it just stops. Turns out that the loop no longer exists, and the area has been fenced off almost entirely. Ended up crossing into restricted area, and getting escorted out by the rangers.

lots of up down, lots of rocks, the views can be pretty, but only at certain times of the year.

John O'Sullivan

3 Completed3 Reviews

Sorry, this hike sucks. Unless you're getting to one of the campsites, there's no need to kick your ass on this trail. There's a lot of steep ups and downs with no significant views after all your labour. If you want a good asskicking, at least go up north or to the Water Gap to get some significant views for your sweat equity.

This hike gets two stars because at least once you get to the sites, it's a nice place to camp. (You can do this via canoe, which I think is a better way to go.) Also, when I went here years ago, there were rows and rows of wild raspberry bushes near the campsites.