3.8 miles, compact red clay / shale, roots. Somewhat hilly with a few somewhat steep ones. Well maintained trails.
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Mountain laurel and rhododendron add beauty to any hike when in bloom, and the dense “tunnels" they often create are especially interesting to hike through.
Though somewhat similar in appearance with overlapping bloom times, there are a few key distinguishing features...…Continue
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Mileage: 10.9 miles, mostly easy surface.
Wawayanda’s trails are mostly level, woods roads so the hiking here isn’t as rocky or rugged as is usual in the Highlands, or in the Kittatinny range in NW Jersey. The elevation change isn't too bad,…Continue
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7.2 miles (by combining the major trails within the park). Surface is dirt/roots, not that many rocks. Some minor hills.
Our two cents: Scenic, historic park that is more suited for easy or…Continue
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Easy surface of sand, pine needles, wood chips, boardwalks. Level, no elevation change.
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Easy, flat, no elevation changes. Soft, pine needle or sand surface. Potentially wet areas and crossings. A section of the YELLOW trail was completely impassable the day we hiked, and we couldn’t complete the loop.
Added by njHiking.com on April 8, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments
4.4 miles. Easy to moderate trail surface, some small hills.
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5.3 miles. Easy trail through forest and along fields and grasslands; minor hills.
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4.5 miles. Hilly, packed dirt, roots but not a lot of rocks.
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3 miles, easy, mostly level. There are two rock-hop stream crossings over Ten Mile Run on the Brown trail, one is potentially tricky.
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It's also not a bad way to shake off some holiday over-indulgence... although, in our opinion, leftover holiday cookies count as "trail mix".
For New Year's Day hike ideas, try our…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on December 31, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
4.2 miles, easy; not a lot of rocks or major hills. Multiple rock-hop stream crossings might be tricky when the water level is up.
Our two cents: This has been on our list to check out for awhile and is a nice option…
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6.4 miles, surface ranges from easy path to rocky trail. Upper and lower portions are level but there is a very steep descent via old and potentially super slippery stone steps (consider reversing this route in wet or icy…Continue
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We'd been saving a redo of this route until fall foliage.
However, we couldn't get to it until late Oct. so we weren't sure if this area would be past peak or not but we decide to roll the foliage dice and came up a winner.
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Added by njHiking.com on November 3, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments
Why not quite at total peak, the color was quite good. The monument area was hopping with tons of people, bikes, motorcycles and a car club but we only saw a handful of people on the trail on a perfect fall day.
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Added by njHiking.com on October 9, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments
A short, fun, challenging rock scramble up Bonticou Crag and a hike to Table Rocks in New York's Shawangunks.
Our two cents: The Bonticou Crag rock scramble and the views from the top are the stars here and are a must-do. The rest of the hiking in this area is ok and while Table Rocks is worthwhile and has a nice view – it's not overly enthralling.
Trail surface: ranges from dirt woods roads to somewhat rocky…Continue
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Seasonal Notes: The ice caves fill with ice and are closed until passable in spring or summer – but by late summer won’t have much or any ice in them. The falls can dwindle to a trickle in the…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on October 3, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments
Late August is usually hot so we'd planned a bike ride, but when the forecast showed hiking weather we quickly switched gears and opted for a hike.
To keep it simple I picked out an area in Harriman that we hadn’t been to in awhile and chose a hike…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on September 4, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments
We’d done this route just once, in March of 2010 (“Norvin Green – Lake Sonoma and Overlook Trails”). There were several expansive viewpoints so we wanted do it again when everything is in bloom.
Turns out there are a few less views with the leaves on the trees, but…Continue
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The parking lot for the Cooper Gristmill was roped off when we arrived... I knew that the Black River Trail can be picked up just down the road at Chubb Park or we could try the parking lot at Kay Center and start the loop from there – or…Continue
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