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Blue Trail (AKA Riverwalk Trail)

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 3.5 (2)

Go for a hike along the majestic Musconetcong River.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Point to Point

544' 166 m

High

439' 134 m

Low

140' 43 m

Up

156' 48 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

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

Family Friendly Kids will love hiking alongside the river on this trail.

Check for ticks after hiking this trail.

Description

While the Blue Trail does provide gorgeous riverside views and a nice experience in dense forest, parts of it can be overgrown and wild, so it's not a good choice for those looking to experience a perfectly manicured trail.

However, if you're in the mood for an adventure, the Blue Trail is well worth your while.

From the junction with the Orange Trail, the Blue Trail leaves the fields to make a westerly journey through wild, fairly unmaintained country rife with tall grass, spiky bushes, and thickets. After fighting the undergrowth for a few minutes, the trail finally pops through the dense forest to reach the Musconetcong River. From the river, enjoy gorgeous views along this peaceful, majestic waterway as you reap your reward.

Upon reaching the junction with Point Mountain Road, those who wish to cut their time short and return to the main parking area can do so by following the road left (south) for a short distance.

Continuing past the road on the Blue Trail, it meanders along the river for a short distance before looping north to enjoy the last bit of temperate hardwood forest before reaching the parking area.

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Shared By:

Mirek Wierzbicki

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#145

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the end of the blue trail and the turn of the orange trail
Sep 26, 2017 near Washington, NJ
wide trail through the forest
Sep 26, 2017 near Washington, NJ
Trail through wild, fairly unmaintained country rife with tall grass, spiky bushes, and thickets.
Sep 26, 2017 near Washington, NJ

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