Morristown National Historical Park Jockey Hollow Ramble Trail

Morristown, New Jersey 07961

Morristown National Historical Park Jockey Hollow Ramble Trail

Morristown National Historical Park: Jockey Hollow Ramble Trail Professional Review and Guide

"George Washington’s troops couldn’t appreciate this magnificent scenery— not while doing military drills or sleeping overnight in freezing temperatures. The bitter winter of 1779–80 was enough to make any man miserable, and many of the 10,000 soldiers who were camped here perished for lack of food and clothing and the unrelenting blizzards. Hiking on a subzero day may give you some idea of what they went through, but warm clothing, sturdy shoes, and trail mix makes a big difference. So does having the time to enjoy the solitude, the flora and fauna, and the sights and sound of a meandering stream.

Plan on exploring Wick House (circa 1750) after the hike. Docents describe how Henry Wick prospered by logging and farming his 800 acres of timberland and open fields and how the house was used by Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair, while he served as commander of the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War."

Morristown National Historical Park: Jockey Hollow Ramble Trail Reviews

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Nice little hike in the woods. No real views but enjoyable.
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Trail Information

Morristown
Nearby City
4.5
Distance
250 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Day Hike
Duration
8am to sunset
Season
Morristown National Historical Park
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Nov 2018