The Ramapo Mountains are a forested chain of the Appalachian Mountains in northeastern New Jersey and southeastern New York, in the United States. They range in height from 900 ft to 1,200 feet (270–370 meters).
A number of parks and forest preserves encompass parts of the Ramapos (see Points of interest, below), and there are many hiking trails in the Ramapos, including sections of the Appalachian Trail, which is maintained and updated in the Ramapo Mountains by the New York–New Jersey Trail Conference.
Points of interest
- Bear Mountain State Park
- Doodletown, New York
- Harriman State Park
- Kakiat County Park
- Long Path
- Monksville Reservoir
- Ramapo Mountain State Forest
- Ramapo Valley County Reservation
- Ringwood Manor
- Ringwood State Park
- New Jersey State Botanical Garden
- Sterling Forest State Park
Flora and fauna
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- Many types of plants, including oak trees, cover the mountains.
- Diverse wildlife, including white-tailed deer and pheasants, inhabit the Ramapo Mountains.
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