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Lenape Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (14)

A long point-to-point trail that traverses the length of the preserve.


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Map Key

7.9

Miles

12.8

KM

Point to Point

580' 177 m

High

222' 68 m

Low

643' 196 m

Up

966' 294 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail can start at either the Locust Grove or Mayapple Hill Parking Lots. Follow the yellow blazes - if you're starting from the Mayapple Hill parking lot, head south. As you can see, the Lenape Trail does travel further north, terminating at Rt. 10, but most folks simply start/finish at the Mayapple Hill parking lot. This is a great out-and-back trail, though it can get very technical at times due to larger root systems, loose rocks, and terrain grade. Get ready for a handful of good climbs, too!

Contacts

Shared By:

Freddy Arsenault with improvements by John G

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 14 votes

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  4.1 from 14 votes
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#32

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#5,812

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Hemlock Falls
Dec 17, 2017 near South O…, NJ
Lenape Trail, near Balls Bluff
Dec 17, 2017 near South O…, NJ
A charming forest view off the Lenape Trail in the South Mountain Reservation.
Mar 9, 2017 near Maplewood, NJ

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Feb 8, 2020
Jess C
7.5mi
Aug 18, 2019
Richard Lim
Second half, moderate — 1h 45m
Feb 3, 2019
Christopher Smitelli
Nice trail sandwiched between suburban Jersey. Pretty frozen waterfalls, abundant bird life and calm deer made for a nice leisurely 8 mile hike. 7.9mi
Jan 17, 2019
Christopher Klingaman
Took the Lenape trail south, then back north using the Rahway River trail. 13mi
Jun 12, 2018
Lea Hairston
Apr 21, 2018
Mariska ter Haak
Mar 24, 2018
Giselle Wasserman
Dec 17, 2017
Mark Nelson