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Trails in South Mountain Reservation - 20

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3.5 mi 5.6 km #1Turtleback Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Intermediate Intermediate
South Orange, NJ 14 
7.9 mi 12.8 km #2Lenape Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Livingston, NJ
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Livingston, NJ 18 
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3Orange Reservoir Loop
Easy Easy
South Orange, NJ
Easy Easy
South Orange, NJ
0.7 mi 1.1 km #4Interpretive Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Intermediate Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
1.4 mi 2.3 km #5Oakdale Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Northfield, NJ
Intermediate Intermediate
Northfield, NJ
2.5 mi 4.0 km #6Rahway Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Maplewood, NJ
Intermediate Intermediate
Maplewood, NJ
1.6 mi 2.6 km #7Mayapple Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
Northfield, NJ
Intermediate Intermediate
Northfield, NJ
2.3 mi 3.6 km #8Elmdale Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Maplewood, NJ
Intermediate Intermediate
Maplewood, NJ
2.1 mi 3.3 km #9Zoo Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Intermediate Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
1.4 mi 2.3 km #10Crest Bridle Path
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Maplewood, NJ
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Maplewood, NJ

Photos of South Mountain Reservation - 21

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When it's foggy, the Orange Reservoir can be a gloomy, eerie place. The trees disappear in the distance, and it's hard to see across the small reservoir.
Nov 8, 2020 near South O…, NJ
With spring, comes the vibrant colors along the loop road.
Jun 29, 2021 near Northfield, NJ
Nautical flags add to the decor of the the floating dock for the paddle boats.
Jun 29, 2021 near South O…, NJ
These polywood chairs are everywhere for you to enjoy the beautiful setting of the reservoir - both near the entrance, as well as at the west end of the reservoir loop.
Jun 29, 2021 near South O…, NJ
The tracks of the Turtle Back Zoo's miniature train ride run parallel to a section of the Orange Reservoir Loop. The miniature train ride is free for the zoo visitors (no separate tickets are sold).
Jun 29, 2021 near South O…, NJ
The loop road comes alive in spring.
Jun 29, 2021 near South O…, NJ
The Orange Reservoir Loop is an excellent place to walk with your pet.
Jun 29, 2021 near South O…, NJ
Tickets (2 persons/4 persons) for the paddle boats can be purchased at the Boats Hut. Orange Township residents (with ID) may receive a discount.
Jun 29, 2021 near South O…, NJ

South Mountain Reservation Hiking

  • 33 Miles 54 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 11 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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