Merrill Creek Reservoir Perimeter Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews
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Merrill Creek Reservoir Perimeter Trail is a 5.3 mile loop trail located near Stewartsville, NJ and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.3 miles 818 feet Loop

dog friendly

hiking

hiking
1 day ago

Pleasant easy hike.

23 days ago

love MC, always a great day hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail, love Merrill Creek. Easy walk, great scenery.

1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Great views all around. Not a difficult path so I run most of it. Great for pets and kids. You can fish, bring kayaks. There's benches and spots for picnics. No bikes unfortunately.

hiking
2 months ago

Peaceful. Easy hike. The 2 miles around I did was flat for the most part. Great for walking, speed walking and jogging and walking a dog or something. I got to walk some of the trails past the 2 mile mark and it seemed a little more rugged. If I decide to hike the entire perimeter, I will definitely be wearing hiking boots. Sneakers did fine today.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

5.3 to 6 mile hike with enough elevation to make you feel like you did something. Great hike for a family and our dog loved the occasional ability to drink from the reservoir. Kids 8 and up will enjoy.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful area! Great hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views

hiking
5 months ago

My family and I did the whole loop a year ago. Very nice view.

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice place. Great for kids and dogs, several different trails let you pick the difficulty. You'll see wildlife at nearly every season and the views are lovely.

hiking
6 months ago

Good

6 months ago

Was here few months ago... well marked and plenty of other hikers along the trail. watched the snow geese dance above the water. great place for the kids to get out

hiking
6 months ago

First time coming here and enjoyed it. Trails were clearly marked but the maps around were unreadable. Luckily I had saved an image on my phone so I could find my way back to the parking lot when I wanted to go. My dog had fun taking a dip in the water and met some other hikers and dogs along the way. Will definitely be back to try some different trails.

7 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Love taking my dog here, beautiful hiking trails

hiking
9 months ago

1 year ago

Favorite place to hike. It's a nice trail to just wander around in for awhile but the trails are pretty clearly marked so you can always find your way back fairly easily.