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Trails in South Mountain Reservation - 20

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1.7 mi 2.8 km #1Orange Reservoir Loop
Easy
South Orange, NJ
Easy
South Orange, NJ
3.5 mi 5.6 km #2Turtleback Loop
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ 13 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Interpretive Trail
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
1.4 mi 2.3 km #4Oakdale Trail
Intermediate
Northfield, NJ
Intermediate
Northfield, NJ
7.9 mi 12.8 km #5Lenape Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Livingston, NJ
Intermediate/Difficult
Livingston, NJ 15 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #6Rahway Trail
Intermediate
Maplewood, NJ
Intermediate
Maplewood, NJ
1.6 mi 2.6 km #7Mayapple Loop
Intermediate
Northfield, NJ
Intermediate
Northfield, NJ
2.3 mi 3.6 km #8Elmdale Trail
Intermediate
Maplewood, NJ
Intermediate
Maplewood, NJ
2.1 mi 3.3 km #9Zoo Loop
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
1.0 mi 1.5 km #10Valley View Drive
Easy/Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Easy/Intermediate
South Orange, NJ

Photos of South Mountain Reservation - 11

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Turtle Back Rock is just off the north end of the interpretive trail.
Nov 9, 2020 near South O…, NJ
It's fall, and the leaves are falling along Valley View Drive. Beautiful colors and views.
Nov 8, 2020 near South O…, NJ
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
Hemlock Falls
Dec 17, 2017 near South O…, NJ
This stream of running water starts at the Orange Reservoir and runs along the Turtleback Loop.
Nov 17, 2020 near South O…, NJ
A small stream crosses under the path on the Mayapple Trail. The trees have all dropped their leaves by mid-November, so the area looks a little sparse and wide open.
Nov 14, 2020 near Northfield, NJ
A view of the Orange Reservoir coming down the hill on the Zoo Loop, where it connects with the Orange Reservoir Loop.
Nov 10, 2020 near South O…, NJ
View of the South Mountain Reservation from across the Orange Reservoir, on a sunny January morning. The trees are a little bare without their leaves but still beautiful.
Nov 8, 2020 near South O…, NJ
Lenape Trail, near Balls Bluff
Dec 17, 2017 near South O…, NJ
Shady on a very hot day.
Jul 28, 2019 near South O…, NJ
A charming forest view off the Lenape Trail in the South Mountain Reservation.
Mar 9, 2017 near Maplewood, NJ

South Mountain Reservation Hiking

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