The Saddle River Area Bike Path in Bergen County stretches for nearly 6 miles along a 577-acre linear park system that hugs the banks of the Saddle River and its tributaries. There are actually five park areas linked by the multi-use path, which travels from East Ridgewood, near the duck pond, south the Rochelle Park.
The path runs through Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Saddle Brook and Rochelle Park along the Saddle River and Ho-Ho-Kus Brook. It also passes the historic Easton Tower on Route 4. At Dunkerhook Park you'll find a nice waterfall. The trail also includes ponds, shaded picnic areas, pavilions, playgrounds, tennis courts and athletic fields.
Parking and Trail Access
Ample free parking is available in the following Bergen County parks adjacent to the bike path: Wild Duck Pond - Ridgewood on Ridgewood Avenue; Dunkerhook Park - Paramus off of Paramus Road; Duck Pond - Glen Rock off of Prospect Street. Major highways leading to trail area are: NJ State Highway 4, NJ State Highway 17, and Garden State Parkway (exit 165). Trail maps are available by calling the Bergen County Deparment of Parks @ 201-336-7275.
My First Time - LOVED IT
My wife and I did this path for the first time today. A little chilly in some of the shaded areas - we just went about 2 miles up before turning around - I will definitely be back all summer long.
Paused to watch a beaver swimming and fishing for river ...
It's a great bike trail. Not too crowded during weekdays but on weekends it becomes an obstacle course. Have to get on the trail early on weekends to avoid crowds. On weekends, some people tend to walk three or four across taking up the entire width of ...
If you want an easy trail..
This is the one for you. This trail is mostly flat paved trail that winds through various towns. A good portion of the ride borders a brook and there are places to take a break right next to the water. You will share the trail with joggers, walkers and ...