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.
An Oasis in Busy Bergen County
I've been cycling and running here, year-round, for 25 years, and never get tired of it. End to end from Rochelle Park to Ridgewood it's 6 miles, and one can tack on a bit with a detour to Glen Rock Pond.
Well maintained, it is re-paved on a regular ...