Sussex Branch Trail

Allamuchy Mountain State Park, New Jersey 07849

Elevation Gain38ft
Trailhead Elevation778ft
Elevation Min/Max759/784ft
Elevation Start/End778/778ft

Sussex Branch Trail

Sussex Branch Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Sussex County, New Jersey. It is within Allamuchy Mountain State Park. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 778 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 38 feet. The Sussex Branch Parking is near the trailhead. Sussex Branch Parking and other parkings and the Cranberry Lake;Cranberry Lake Dam (elevation 768 feet) reservoir can be seen along the trail. There are also a restaurant, a wood, restrooms, and a wetland along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Unblazed, Iron Mine Loop (Blue), Jefferson Lake Bike (Green), Highlands Trail (Teal) and Ranger Trail (Red).

Sussex Branch Trail Professional Review and Guide

"For thousands of years the fertile lowlands of the Great Valley of the Appalachians have supported wildlife and attracted human beings. This gently sculpted valley stretches from Alabama to New York and runs in a forty-five-mile-long, twelve-mile-wide, diagonal swath across northwest New Jersey.

This 3.7-mile loop hike, starting on the Sussex Branch Trail and circling through Kittatinny Valley State Park, offers a chance to see plentiful deer, wild turkeys, and songbirds. The flat terrain invites families with children, and cross-country skiers."

Sussex Branch Trail Reviews

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Not much to see, but pleasant enough if you're looking for something very short and easy. Written directions on this site are no longer accurate. Some roads described as gravel have been paved and most importantly - the "Orange" trail mentioned in the text has been re-blazed in RED.
Sussex Branch Trail ( Close to Waterloo Village Waterloo Rd. Just off Rt.206 ) From my own point of view, ( male, 57 yrs. in good health ) This trail offers adventure with serenity and it's very safe, for any age ! Even if you 90 yrs. old, if you can walk without any assist, then this is the one for you and your family or friends or just you alone. If you have young children, if they can walk without any assist, this trail is perfect ! ( You can walk the whole trail or just the first 500 feet, and enjoy it ! Wildlife was great the day I was there. I saw deer, several kinds of ducks, some were nesting, a swan, a heron, several other large birds, including several turkeys, and I even watched a bever looking for his next meal. Just about the whole trail is flat and very easy to move about. I KNOW I'LL BE VISITING THE SUSSEX BRANCH TRAIL MANY TIMES !
Nice quiet area, level trails and nice for family picnics and walks. One rude ranger and some of the trails are not clearly marked.

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Trail Information

Allamuchy Mountain State Park
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Allamuchy Mountain State Park
Kittatinny Valley State Park
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Jul 2018