Mills Reservation Trail

Newark, New Jersey

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Mythology tells of giants, demons, and dragons lurking deep in the heart of the woods. However, people have also found safety, food, and shelter in the forest. The same holds true today, thanks to a donation of 119 acres of woodland by the Davella Mills Foundation in 1954, and later additions that brought the total to 157 acres, hikers can enjoy peace and quiet on these trails despite the fact that the reservation is located between the crowded suburbs of Cedar Grove and Upper Montclair. The high point of the hike is an overlook affording an excellent view of Manhattan, Staten Island, and Newark. During migration in spring and fall, chances are good that you’ll spot several of the fourteen species of birds as they glide on the wind currents.
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Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey

by Arline Zatz (The Mountaineers Books)

Mythology tells of giants, demons, and dragons lurking deep in the heart of the woods. However, people have also found safety, food, and shelter in the forest. The same holds true today, thanks to a donation of 119 acres of woodland by the Davella Mills Foundation in 1954, and later additions that brought the total to 157 acres, hikers can enjoy peace and quiet on these trails despite the fact that the reservation is located between the crowded suburbs of Cedar Grove and Upper Montclair.

The high point of the hike is an overlook affording an excellent view of Manhattan, Staten Island, and Newark. During migration in spring and fall, chances are good that you’ll spot several of the fourteen species of birds as they glide on the wind currents.

©  Arline Zatz/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Newark
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day Hike
Season: Dawn to dusk
Local Contacts: Essex County Department of Parks
Driving Directions: Directions to Mills Reservation Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/19/2010
1

i always come here, a great short hike with clear paths as well as off the beaten path routes. Clear the mind. KEEP YOUR DOGS ON LEASHES FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY


11/1/2009
1

Really nice trail, great scenery, only thing i didn't like and I have been to this trail more than a few times, it is always overloaded with dogwalkers. Sometimes you can't even park. Have to go on off hours


7/1/2009
0

Nice, graveled paths. Fairly easy access - we came with the jogging stroller and did not have any problems. Markings and trail.com map were hard to follow , as there are several intersecting trails and they are not color -marked. Parking lot is not clearly marked either and easy to miss. Would come back there again.



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