Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Jefferson, New Jersey 07463

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Sample the New Jersey Highlands with a loop past Morris County’s highest point and a nice variety of terrain. If any of the state’s 21 counties could come close to an idealized vision of New Jersey, it would be Morris.

East of Interstate 287, it consists of nice, leafy suburbs with ample commuter rail service. Morristown, the county seat, is resplendent with colonial charm and Revolutionary War history. West of 287, the land opens up to the bucolic charm of its horse country southwest and the rugged Highlands terrain in the northwest. But what Morris lacks in that region are the large state parks and forests that its neighbors in the north and west have in great, sprawling abundance. The county itself has made up the difference, though, with its own park system rivaling what the state offers."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Skill Level
3.0 hours
Rockaway River State Wildlife Management Area
Local Contacts
USGS Franklin; available online and at main park entrance
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018