New to Northern Jersey any trails near WAYNE nj

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New to Northern Jersey any trails near WAYNE nj

JANELL
HELLO,

I Am new to Northern New Jersey and would like to start running are there any trails in the area?
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Michael K7
The closest i know of are near Wanaque. To the west you have Norvin Green State Forest, and to the east you have the Ramapo Mountains.

These maps will be essential if you want to run in either area:

North Jersey Map Set

Other people in the forum know this area a lot better than i do, so they may be able to give you other suggestions.



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Tommy
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Ramapo Reservation is right up the road from you.  Head North on 202 to Skyline Drive and start from the South or keep going to the Rampo Lot and head in from the East.  There are many miles of trails in there, with tons of technical and elevation.  I regularly do 20+ mile loops with no backtracking.  The maps posted are a must.
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ItsBob
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I grew up in Wayne. High Mountain Reservation is right in town, parking is in William Paterson U. with maps at the trailhead. Technical in spots with some short but step hills. Not near as many miles of trails as Ringwood-Ramapo though.
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RNR
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Here is the High Mountain trail map. If you are close, it is worth a quick trip, but as the others have said, Ringwood/Ramapo are not much further and have a lot more to offer.

http://www.waynetownship.com/residents/documents-menu.html?task=document.viewdoc&id=919
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Fernando
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There's a nice but very hilly trail in Kinnalon called Pyramid Mountain.  The loop is short, about 6 miles, but it is very hilly and connects to other trails.  Check it out here. http://www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/pyrmtntr.asp