South Mountain Reservation

Springfield, New Jersey

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The largest park in Essex Country, South Mountain Reservation encompasses over 2,000 acres of land, including 19 miles of blazed hiking trails, numerous picnic areas, a zoo, an ice rink, and sweeping views across Arthur Kill and Newark Bay to Staten Island.
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by Ben Keene (Falcon Guides)

The largest park in Essex Country, South Mountain Reservation encompasses over 2,000 acres of land, including 19 miles of blazed hiking trails, numerous picnic areas, a zoo, an ice rink, and sweeping views across Arthur Kill and Newark Bay to Staten Island.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Springfield
Distance: 5.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Mar through Oct
Local Contacts: South Mountain Reserve
Local Maps: USGS Roselle and Caldwell, NJ; DeLorme New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer, p. 32. Maps are also available by mail for a small fee from the South Mountain Conservancy (see Hike Information).
Driving Directions: Directions to South Mountain Reservation

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May 2018