South Mountain Reservation

Millburn, New Jersey

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Walk in George Washington’s footsteps and follow the upper Rahway River in Essex County’s largest park. Today, the Hobart Gap between Summit and the part of Millburn Township that Stewart Hartshorn developed into Short Hills in the twentieth century carries the busy Route 24 freeway along the Essex–Union county line. But in the late years of the American Revolution, this break in the Watchung Mountain ridges was a strategic hot spot patrolled by nervous local militiamen.
AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City

by Daniel Case (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Walk in George Washington’s footsteps and follow the upper Rahway River in Essex County’s largest park. Today, the Hobart Gap between Summit and the part of Millburn Township that Stewart Hartshorn developed into Short Hills in the twentieth century carries the busy Route 24 freeway along the Essex–Union county line.

But in the late years of the American Revolution, this break in the Watchung Mountain ridges was a strategic hot spot patrolled by nervous local militiamen.

©  Daniel Case/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Millburn
Length: 5.2
Elevation Gain: 350 feet
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4.0 hours
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: USGS Roselle, Caldwell; available at Millburn library for $4
Topo Map: South Mountain Reservation Topographic Map
Guide Book: AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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