Lewis Morris Loop

Brookside, New Jersey

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You won’t require a bicycle to get the most out of this hilly hike, just a decent pair of walking shoes and a couple of hours’ time. Part of the fun comes from trails that are hardly ever level yet seldom reach the steepness of more-rugged climbs, making this ideal for family outings. Several streams add to the natural flavor of the setting, and the healthy mix of hardwoods may make you feel like you’re farther out in the sticks than you actually are.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City

by Christopher & Catherine Brooks (Menasha Ridge Press)

You won’t require a bicycle to get the most out of this hilly hike, just a decent pair of walking shoes and a couple of hours’ time. Part of the fun comes from trails that are hardly ever level yet seldom reach the steepness of more-rugged climbs, making this ideal for family outings.

Several streams add to the natural flavor of the setting, and the healthy mix of hardwoods may make you feel like you’re farther out in the sticks than you actually are.

© 2013 Christopher & Catherine Brooks/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Brookside
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: 817 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Lewis Morris Park
Topo Map: Lewis Morris Loop Topographic Map
Guide Book: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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