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November 2015 Blog Posts (5)

Franklin Parker Preserve - Chatsworth - 11/22/15

Hike through a beautiful section of the pine barrens and around old cranberry bogs.

Easy, flat, no elevation changes. Soft sand and pine needles, some potentially soggy areas, a few water crossings on logs.

  • 7.7 miles – this route, RED and GREEN trails.
  • Shorter: 6 mile loop – just RED [recommended] or 6.7 mile…
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Skylands Manor – Ilgenstein Rock/Erskine Lookout - 10/24/15

Views of the NYC skyline (Ilgenstein Rock) and of Wanaque Reservoir (Erskine Lookout) are along this hike in Ringwood State Park.

9.5 miles. Moderate. Typical rugged Jersey trail surface.



Update 11/20/15 - Description and GPX updated, foliage photos added.

Our two cents: A stunning…

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Added by njHiking.com on November 20, 2015 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Huber Woods Park - 11/15/15

Pretty, well-maintained trails that are best for short loops plus a visitor center and small reptile house.

5 miles to do the perimeter of the park, minus the farm trails. Surface is packed earth with exposed roots, few rocks. Some minor hills along Many Log Run.

  • Shorter: Multiple short trails under 2m each; link several for 3-4 mile…
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Added by njHiking.com on November 16, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Thompson Park – Monmouth County - 11/8/15

Hike through fields and forest around Swimming River Reservoir and Marlu Lake in Monmouth County.

Trail surface: mostly easy; some very prominent roots, especially in the beginning, and grassy areas can be quite muddy. Mostly flat, no big elevation changes.

  • This route: 6.9 miles
  • Shorter: Marshy Walk (.3 mile.),…
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Baldpate Mountain - Ted Stiles Preserve - 10/31/15

Moderate hike that includes a view of the Delaware River and passes old farm buildings and the Kuser Estate House.

8.1 miles. Easy to moderate trail surface; minor elevation change. Some muddy/rutted trail sections due to use by bikes/horses. The trail is mostly hard packed earth, with some rocky areas.

Our two cents: This park…

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Added by njHiking.com on November 13, 2015 at 5:06pm — No Comments

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