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Allamuchy Mountain S.P. North – Waterloo Trail

In our usual effort to avoid holiday weekend crowds by pointing the car away from the beach, we ended up at Allamuchy Mountain S.P. (North). It had been years since we last hiked at Allamuchy. At the time there wasn’t a decent trail map available and the trails were confusing – so much that we just […]



Echo Lake – Highlands Trail

Echo Lake

The Pequannock Watershed isn’t so much a park as a large area with several parking areas to access a network of trails.



Pequannock Watershed – Highlands Trail at Echo Lake… plus bears

Echo Lake

Our intention was to hike from Echo Lake to the fire tower up on Bearfort Mountain for a round trip total of about 10.6 miles. However at about 4.2 miles in, we heard a clumsy crashing noise ahead of us, maybe 50 yards or so, on the left…



Sterling Forest – Sterling Ridge Trail

8.5 miles. BLUE – YELLOW – BLUE (Sterling Ridge/Highlands) – RED – WHITE. From central Jersey: Parkway N, 87N to 17 to 72 Sterling Mine Road to 84. Visitor Center is very nice, several displays, a ranger, maps, exceptional bathrooms. P11 hiker parking is across the road from the visitor center parking. Basically most of […]



Allamuchy Mountain Park

287 to 206N to Route 80 at exit 25. Follow International Drive around and bear right at the light. Follow to T-intersection, parking directly ahead. About an hour from Central NJ. Composting toilet (nice, TP and sanitizer). Trail maps. Sussex Trail bike trail is here as well. Most trails in this park are multiuse. Did […]

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