Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County

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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.


Do not walk

   August, 2014 by mekeelw

I'm a walker, not a biker. If you walk this trail be prepared to be approached by bikers traveling at up to 50 feet per second who think they are in a Tour de France time trial and who consider you to be a spectator viewing their glorious ride. I was more

Beautiful Trail

   July, 2014 by mommag

We rode this trail on a Wednesday afternoon and found it to be full of people riding, walking and roller blading. We're leisure riders, so we didn't have a problem with anybody really blocking our way. Everyone was considerate of each other so we had more

Crowded but fun

   June, 2014 by waltfrasier

I prefer to bike this trail off hours. Narrow trails are busy with many riders and hard to get a rhythm going. But very scenic path along the creek and around the pond. Near pond parking lot, Well cleaned bathrooms bring this to a 4 star for me. more