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History Trail

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A nice single-trail 10K loop through a wooded area.


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6.2

Miles

9.9

KM

Loop

452' 138 m

High

226' 69 m

Low

388' 118 m

Up

399' 122 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake

Need to Know

Free parking and restrooms around the loop.

Description

As the name implies, the "History Trail" includes several informative signs along the way that document the history of the area when it was settled by colonists. The trail itself boasts scenic views of Lake Surprise, the gorge, and the former site of the copper mines. One leg of the trail has hikers literally hiking in Blue Brook, so if the water is high be prepared to get wet.

Shared By:

Thomas V with improvements by Christine Taylor

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"Scenic Gorge"--History Trail (Pink) at Watchung Reservation.
Nov 10, 2019 near Mountai…, NJ
"Lake Surprise" from the north.
Nov 10, 2019 near New Pro…, NJ

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Sep 5, 2020
Kat N
nice flat trail , not rocky so you can enjoy the view . relaxing ! would do again 6.2mi — 2h 41m
Aug 30, 2020
Tomasz S
7.4mi — 3h 17m
Jun 21, 2020
Hank Chu
Oct 4, 2019
Sigurd Brown
Jul 14, 2019
Christine Taylor
6mi — 2h 45m