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Ramapo Mountains Region
|Description||Miles of trails close to the highly developed areas of Bergen and Passaic counties make these mountains a favorite destination.|
102 miles of trails are maintained by 45 Trail Conference volunteers and member groups.
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The Ramapo Mountains - the easternmost part of the New Jersey Highlands - form a striking escarpment or sharp steep elevation differential along the northwest border of Bergen County. Although their elevations exceed 1,000 feet in only a few locations, the gain in elevation from the Ramapo River below is quite substantial.
The proximity of these mountains - which are traversed by a dense network of trails - to the highly developed areas of Bergen and Passaic counties makes them a favorite destination of hikers. Most of the land in the Ramapos is now in public ownership, although divided between several state, county, and even township parks.Parks and preserves in this region include: