Hacklebarney Loop Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Long Valley, NJ that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Waterfall. Wild Trout Streams, Black River, Hemlock forest, Deep Ravines This loop hike is great if you are looking to get out for the day but relax more than hike. The hike will take you down into the Blackriver as well as along Trout and Rhinehart Brook, Hemlock Ravines and mature hardwood forests. The trails are wide and have gravel put down. If you want that challenge there are a few trails along the Black River that are more like hiking trails, narrow and rocky. This hike will take you through both trail types. Along the trails you will pass many benches and picnic areas. There are also old water fountains along the way that where built by the Civilian Conservation Cor, during the depression. They no longer work though. The trails are all unmarked but will be getting marked in the next year. The best time to hike the area is during the week when you will only encounter fly fisherman. Weekends tend to get crowded.
I've been coming here for over 20 years as it's tradition to hike here with the family every fall. We have some older members that join us (mid-70's), and they aren't fatigued at all when complete with the trail. It's an easy hike, and it's especially beautiful if you hit it during the fall season. Also, if you're interested, down the road is a small place called the Cider Mill. They're only open from September-November (Thanksgiving), but their apple cider and cider donuts are phenomenal. Stop there, and snack on the donuts and cider during the hike, and voilà! A beautiful day indeed!
Nice hike this morning. A little bit of everything... hiking, light climbing, hills, all along the Lamington river.
Very scenic with river alongside. There are various trail choices spanning from easy to moderate.
Awesome! Perfect for my 6 and 8 year old brothers to keep up and have fun clambering on the rocks
not too crazy about this park but it was a good hike
It was a very fun trail with the puppy
Very nice park. Crowded but nice and clean. Great river site.
I really enjoyed hiking here! Lots to see and explore, we did the red square trail which took you down by the river, with some rocky hiking along it. We missed the large waterfall but did see some pretty small ones. Hope to explore here more! Our shih tzu really liked exploring this park and there were a lot of other dogs here.
Very nice water trail, fully covered.
Nice trail walk for a stroll with my dog
Awesome hike. I took my 3yr, who loved the climbing the boulders to the Black River and learning how to maneuver to the small water falls. A slightly steeper walk up than I thought. Can't wait to go back.
Not a big fan of Hacklebarney State Park. For whatever reason it feels crammed into a ravine and very limited. If your just looking for a light day of strolling then this is a good place. Do not expect to do any heavy hiking here but none the less it's worth a visit!