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August 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Farny State Park (and the new Wildcat Ridge Trail) - 08/26/2012

The last time I hiked the white-blazed Four Birds Trail along the western side of Splitrock Reservoir through Farny State Park, it was absolutely miserable.  The trail was poorly blazed, completely undefined in most places, it was frustrating.   I heard the trail had been reblazed a while back and had found that to be the case farther north on the Four Birds Trail so I went back to check out the section just north of Split Rock Road.  Sure enough, there is now a kiosk south of Split Rock…


Added by Daniela Wagstaff on August 27, 2012 at 8:31am — 1 Comment

Henry Hudson Trail and the Bayshore Bike Trail - 8/19/12

I'd totally forgotten about the Henry Hudson Trail until being recently reminded of it by some photos posted here on NJH:Connect by Joe M. Many years ago I'd biked part of this with a friend who lived near it, but I hadn't thought of it since.

The north section of the Henry Hudson Trail runs for about 10 miles from Keyport to Avenue D in the Atlantic Highlands. A…


Added by njHiking.com on August 22, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Columbia Trail – Ken Lockwood Gorge - 8/12/12

If you enjoy hiking or biking on rail-trails, then check out the Columbia Trail as it's one of the best in NJ. We first biked the Columbia Trail last summer and really enjoyed this easy trail through a very pretty area. (see "Biking: Columbia Trail – Ken Lockwood Gorge")



Added by njHiking.com on August 16, 2012 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

Roland May Eves Mountain Inlet Sanctuary to Hopatcong Natural Area Preserve - 8/4/2012

If you look at NYNJTC Jersey Highlands Trail Map 126 you will see the Highlands Trail leaving the map to the left at about the center of the map.  That is where this hike is, just off the map on the Highlands Trail.  It starts at Roland May Eves Mountain Inlet Sanctuary on Lake Hopatcong.  The first half of the hike all the way to Bear Pond is very pretty and quiet.  The second half which goes into Hopatcong Natural Area Preserve is also very pretty but runs along a ridge above Route 206 so…


Added by Daniela Wagstaff on August 5, 2012 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

Julian Capik Preserve -7/29/12

Julian Capik Preserve is a small park in Sayreville that we've had on our list to check out when we needed a quick, close-by hike.

I first noticed this park several years ago after reading in the local paper that it was being cleaned up, the illegal ATV use being reduced, and trails being made. Since then we've meaning to check it out.

With only a vague idea of…


Added by njHiking.com on August 2, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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