Great Swamp – Orange Trail

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Exploring the Orange and Green trails in the Wilderness Area of the Great Swamp.

4.5 miles. Level, easy but can be overgrown.

Our two cents:

These are easy, level trails that would be most interesting during foliage season. Trail was grassy/overgrown in spots.


A shorter version is in Best Day Hikes Near New York City.

Whites Bridge Road lot

Parking: N40.70620° W74.46798°

White Bridge Road – large gravel lot. Detailed directions on park site.

Alt Parking: N40.72665° W74.45773° [Meyersville Rd.] This is a lot at the other end of ORANGE. 

ORANGE trail head


None at this lot, use the Wildlife Observation Center down the road.

ORANGE trail

Hike Directions:

Follow ORANGE all the way to it’s end at the other parking lot.

Then retrace back on ORANGE.



From GREEN, we took and out-and-back on BEIGE.

End of the BEIGE trail

Continue on GREEN.

GREEN trail


There is also an out-and-back on SILVER off of ORANGE that we skipped.


Best scenic bits, with the least effort, ~1.6 miles – Park at the Meyersville Rd end instead.

Cross two bridges on ORANGE in the beginning.

Skip the first left onto GREEN but take the 2nd to a boardwalk with views of an open area and then retrace out on GREEN to ORANGE.

Hiked: 10/16/16. w/ Observation Center.