Lake Marguerite–Griffith Woods Loop Trail

Cornish, New Jersey 07882

Lake Marguerite–Griffith Woods Loop Trail

Lake Marguerite–Griffith Woods Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The 22-acre Lake Marguerite Wildlife Refuge and 44-acre Griffith Woods Natural Area, both once private estates, are true gifts to human and canine hikers to be kept in their natural states in perpetuity.

You and your dog will enjoy a short trip around a lake and a hike through almost-pristine woods. A number of streams crisscross the woods with wooden bridges—some on trails and some as side excursions just for fun. Your dog can keep his feet moist and stay cool here during our hot summers. Also superb when the ground is covered in snow, this hike is far from the crowds for a venture in quiet nature. These are very sweet woods."

Lake Marguerite–Griffith Woods Loop Trail Reviews

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11/15/2009
It's very pretty, and once past the small lake, very private. Our dog had a blast. This is NOT an easy hike. The trail is rougher and quite a bit longer than the Trail Guide states. It took us a little over 4 hours to complete the Red Trail and that's without the recommended White Trail side trip. Once past the lake, there are no obvious paths, so you need to rely on the trail markers. Expect to do a lot of scrambling because the trails are poorly maintained, heavily overgrown and many trail markers are missing. There are a couple of spots where you have to be very careful crossing streams, (including one derelict bridge). One more note about the driving directions. When you turn on to Jonestown Road, the entrance to the park is about 150 feet on the left. It's a gravel road that's easy to miss.
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Trail Information

Cornish
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.5
Distance
80 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Washington Township, Warren County
Local Contacts
USGS Belvidere, NJ
Local Maps

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Jul 2018