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, including Harriman State Park, the Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Ramapo Mountain State Forest, Bear Mountain State Park, and Kakiat County Park. There are many hiking trails, including sections of the Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail 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
- Long Path
- Monksville Reservoir
- Ramapo Valley County Reservation
- Ramapo Mountain State Forest
- Ringwood Manor
- Ringwood State Park
- New Jersey State Botanical Garden
- Sterling Forest State Park
Flora and fauna
- 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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