Black River Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chester, NJ that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Take I-80 West to Exit 27A and continue south on U.S. Route 206 for 8.0 miles. Turn right onto County Route 513 and follow it for 1.2 miles to the entrance to Cooper Mill Park, on the left side of the road.
Lovely walk today! Leaves were covering trails so it was quite slippery going downhill, watch your footing. Trails could definitely be marked better but this app truly helped when we missed our markers!
Hiked out Blue from Cooper Gristmill to Conifer Trail (Red) to Green back to Blue today with my wife, daughter and lab buster brown. Good workout trail is not marked real well so pay attention. Trail leaf cover at this point so a little slippery on the downside.
We did this trail on Oct 15 with a combination of blue, red and a little green trails. We did over 6 miles within 3 hours with several brief stops for taking photos. The views are good at this time of the year because of leave color changing.
Slightly more challenging than Hacklebarney, and an absolutely beautiful trail. You can spend the entire day exploring the different trails along the main route.
Fishing was great along the trail.
The river was very low, which made the waterfall pretty weak, but it was one of the better trails I've ever been on. I will definitely go back, maybe after some good rainfall to see the streams and waterfall more active. Overall a great experience with very nice views.
One of the best trails i've done so far.
It was great! Lots of beautiful scenery & rivers/streams. Many trails to take! Also a Millhouse from the 1730's that has free tours! Lovely people that work there! This app also helped our hike tremendously.
great walk by the water
Great hiking spot!
This is a great trail for a half day or all day hike. The terrain is typically rough with lots of roots. Not a trail I'd recommend for views, but it's definitely a good workout and has beautiful forest scenery.
Lovely hike along the river. Good workout but not overly strenuous. Overgrown in some areas at the moment!
Very nice hike. Went on a Friday, midday, and saw ONE other person on the trail. Good exercise -- lots of up 'n down. Well marked except for right around the nature center-- had to walk a leg on the road, but the map didn't show that truly. Did the 8 mile lollipop-- thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of diverse terrain and both deciduous and conifer regions.