Exploring the Orange and Green trails in the Wilderness Area of the Great Swamp.
4.5 miles. Level, easy but can be overgrown.
- Alternate: Start at the other lot and do a shorter route, notes below.
- Nearby: Great Swamp – Observation Center, Great Swamp – Blue Trail.
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.
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.
None at this lot, use the Wildlife Observation Center down the road.
Follow ORANGE all the way to it’s end at the other parking lot.
Then retrace back on ORANGE.
Turn LEFT on GREEN.
From GREEN, we took and out-and-back on BEIGE.
Continue on GREEN.
LEFT on ORANGE.
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.