The trails at south mountain are amazing. Perfect proximity to the zoo, shopping, freeways, parking, it also has a great overlook loop on south side of the reservation. Wide and graveled mostly, easy to walk with a group or the family. Enjoy it!
So disappointed with this trail. Not only was the waterfall super tiny, the trail was filled with broken glass everywhere we turned. I climbed to the top of the waterfall only to find that I couldn't place my hands down because of the large amounts of glass. Hard to do when there was a scramble. Also, the waterfall had graffiti on it along with other parts of the trail. New Jersey
From the very beginning these trails have no proper direction or markings so we had no idea where to start off. But we found it and did the entire Yellow trail. It was very nice and beautiful scenery. We saw a snake, deer and lots of chipmunks. The water fall wasn't huge but still nice and relaxing. We hike around and to the top of the waterfall, sunbathed and had lunch...super relaxing. Now on the way back we got lost cuz the Markings are horrible we followed the red/white ended up by blue then all white an hour later finally found the yellow back to the car. All together like 5hrs hiking including our breaks, but still a Nice day :)
Nice trail. Markings on the trees are pretty straight forward to follow and coordinate with the South Mountain Reservation map just enough so that you can figure out where you're going. Even if you do get lost, it's an enjoyable enough hike to where you won't regret getting lost in the first place. I went in the middle of the day and there were a good amount of people around. I passed someone maybe every 3 minutes. The waterfall isn't everything you think it will be, I posted pictures to show what it looked like in July. But there is a great spot to lounge on top of the waterfall with a nice view
Nice loop with some great scenery. A nice little respite in the middle of bustling NJ. Did it on a Tuesday morning so the trail was all mine. My only complaints are that you can still hear traffic from the local roads and the trail isn't marked very well. Also, don't expect much from the "waterfall".
Nice trails, lots to explore, took a different way back than we took out. Trails could be marked better but we didn't get lost and it was a nice summer Sunday afternoon so a good amount of people and dogs walking around. Plenty of options for trails to take, I could go regularly and never take the same route twice.
No bikes allowed. Perfect for an afternoon hiking experience, bring water specially for your 4 legged companion. There is a nice dog park and there is a small brook by the bridge perfect for them to cool off after a long walk. Also there are picnic tables at the beginning with charcoal grills. Perfect for grilling and relaxing moment before you head home. One thing to remember don't forget to Pin yourself on you mobile map, most of the path are lacking signs/markings, so you need to look at your phone from time to tome to make sure you are on the right path.