The Columbia Trail
is a 15 mile long rail trail that runs from High Bridge in Hunterdon County to Bartley in Morris County. The trail goes through scenic Ken Lockwood Gorge
and along the Raritan River, running through woods, behind houses, and through some small towns along the way.
It's also mostly in shade, so that is where we headed on another hot day. The multi-use trail (walk/bike/horse) is easy, mostly level (slightly uphill going from High Bridge) and covered in crushed gravel. We prefer it for biking, but it would be good for easy hiking as well.
We started at High Bridge and did the entire trail to Bartley, then back. A nice shorter route would be High Bridge to Califon, and back, at about 10.2 miles roundtrip.
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