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South Mountain Reservation - Hemlock Falls - 12/11/15

Moderate hike that takes in a viewpoint from historic Washington Rock, Hemlock Falls, and the Rahway River.

Historic Fun Fact: Washington Rock is where a signal beacon warned the Army at Morristown of the British Army's approach.

Trail surface: Moderate, somewhat rocky trails. A few easy stream crossings, and one over the Rayway…


Added by njHiking.com on December 15, 2015 at 3:42pm — 5 Comments

Mercer County Park - 11/29/15

Easy trail that skirts the edge of Lake Mercer, travels through woods and along fields and streams.

5.0 miles, easy surface: packed dirt, some roots/mud, mostly level.

Our two cents: While we normally avoid built-up parks like this, the eastern section of the park loop is all trails and is quite nice. It is a little…


Added by njHiking.com on December 4, 2015 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Jackie Jones Fire Tower, Big Hill, and Three Reservoirs - 11/27/15

Expansive views from a fire tower and Big Hill, a few ruins, and hiking old woods roads past three pretty reservoirs.

Miles: 7.0; rugged, rocky trails with some decent hills.

Route: Suffern-Bear Mountain (S-BM - YELLOW) past ORAK ruin, Jackie Jones fire tower, Big Hill. Leave Suffern-Bear Mountain (S-BM - YELLOW)…


Added by njHiking.com on December 4, 2015 at 6:28pm — No Comments

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