Barden Reservoir Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Scenic views on this route really come into prominence as soon as you head east on Hemlock Road and pass some extensive red pine groves. Midway into the hike, you’ll be treated to some full reservoir views, and then get to explore a massive stone spillway. Complete the loop by walking along a country lane past a historic cemetery and a farmstead, then heading back out to Central Pike.
From the parking areas, continue walking up alongside the Central Pike to the west. At your first left, turn south onto Kate Randall Road, which quickly transitions to dirt.
A red pine grove to the left (east) separates you from the reservoir in the distance. A brook crosses underneath the trail through a stone sluice at 0.3 mile. You’ll be traveling through mostly deciduous forest, with some pines mixed in with oak, swamp maple, and hickory."