Kakeout Reservoir is a 3.4 mile loop trail located near Butler, NJ and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
An easy, pleasant walk around a scenic reservoir. From parking area take blue blazed trail on north side of road. The trail follows the shoreline of the reservoir, then reaches a large dam. Cross the dam and pick up a blue & white blazed trail. This trail leaves the shorline and begins a short,gentle climb to a ridge where it ends at a white blazed trail. Make a right onto the white trail. Follow it to where a woods road splits off to the right and bear right onto it. You may note old blazes from the trail on this section. You'll soon come to another dam and pick up the white trail again. It soon crosses another woods road. Bear right onto this and take it out to the road. From here you can take the road back to your car, or work your way back on a faint trail along the shoreline, using the road only to cross the causeways.
Everything was great except the last 1/4 mile. You have to walk along a very busy road if you want to make it a complete loop. There were some gorgeous views and the terrain was very easy. Great hike.
No trail head, no trail itself actually. I don't hike on roads where cars speed, it's dangerous and not enjoyable. The map shows a turn down from the road at some point, but the gate is closed