Watchung Reservation Green Brook Loop Trail

Murray Hill, New Jersey

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The 2065-acre Watchung Reservation has 13 miles of blazed trails, 26 miles of bridle trails, and more than 40 miles of unmarked trails—plenty of space for you and Bowser to explore. With many access points, the white-blazed Sierra Trail has a lot of company—wild and tame. If your dog is well behaved on a leash, you both will enjoy the excursion. Hike down the paved Cataract Hollow Road through the Deserted Village of Feltville, an 1840s mill town. The road through the village is the white-blazed Sierra Trail, which becomes a dirt bridle trail as it enters the woods after Masker’s Barn, the last historic building. It runs through sun-dappled woods, heavy in birch and American beech trees.
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey

by Mary Jasch (The Mountaineers Books)

The 2065-acre Watchung Reservation has 13 miles of blazed trails, 26 miles of bridle trails, and more than 40 miles of unmarked trails—plenty of space for you and Bowser to explore. With many access points, the white-blazed Sierra Trail has a lot of company—wild and tame. If your dog is well behaved on a leash, you both will enjoy the excursion.

Hike down the paved Cataract Hollow Road through the Deserted Village of Feltville, an 1840s mill town. The road through the village is the white-blazed Sierra Trail, which becomes a dirt bridle trail as it enters the woods after Masker’s Barn, the last historic building. It runs through sun-dappled woods, heavy in birch and American beech trees.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Murray Hill
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 280 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 450 feet
Top Elevation: 440 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Watchung Reservation
Local Maps: USGS Chatham, NJ
Topo Map: Watchung Reservation: Green Brook Loop 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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Recent Trail Reviews

8/27/2013

Excellent trails. Well blazes and easy to navigate around. I took my dog for his first hike. It was in the middle of the week so really didn’t see much people. I had found a map online but they have them at the Trail Side Center if you need one.

9/24/2011

Excellent trails. Map definitely needed which can be obtained at the trail side center. Well blazed, easy to moderate in some areas, lake, waterfalls, birds, history, old village, copper mine....pretty much everything. Can be 1/2 hr, can be 6 hrs..whatever you want to make of it. Beautiful either way...i highly recommend. Never overcrowded either because of the sheer size.

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