This hike traverses a defunct railbed through the town of High Bridge to Ken Lockwood Gorge and the South Branch of the Raritan River. It offers you and your dog either a relaxed or an energetic hike above dramatic terrain.
The paved trail crosses several streets, then turns to gravel as it runs past Lake Solitude and above country for a bird’s-eye view of houses in the woods. Soon you and your dog will leave the town behind and hear only the river and birds. The river weaves near, then out of view, but remains identifiable by the faint swath of white-barked American sycamore that lines its banks.
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