Sourland Mountain Ridge Trail

Plainville, New Jersey

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Sourland Mountain is a 10-mile-long volcanic ridge in the central New Jersey lowland. The 2780-acre preserve offers you and your dog a hike through quiet woods with different habitats, wildlife, an easy trail to follow, dramatic boulders, and a fun stream. You can’t get lost here. A river of glacial boulders decorates the wide trail and mountainside, as if they had rolled down like marbles. In summer, hear the sound of cicadas among the tall American beech, oak, and tulip poplar. Spicebush scents the air on humid days.
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey

by Mary Jasch (The Mountaineers Books)

Sourland Mountain is a 10-mile-long volcanic ridge in the central New Jersey lowland. The 2780-acre preserve offers you and your dog a hike through quiet woods with different habitats, wildlife, an easy trail to follow, dramatic boulders, and a fun stream. You can’t get lost here.

A river of glacial boulders decorates the wide trail and mountainside, as if they had rolled down like marbles. In summer, hear the sound of cicadas among the tall American beech, oak, and tulip poplar. Spicebush scents the air on humid days.

©  Mary Jasch/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Plainville
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 360 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Fall, winter, spring
Trailhead Elevation: 150 feet
Top Elevation: 500 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Somerset County Park Commission
Local Maps: USGS Rocky Hill, NJ
Topo Map: Sourland Mountain Ridge Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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