Schooley's Mountain Boulder Gorge Loop Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Schooley's Mountain Boulder Gorge Loop Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Long Valley, NJ that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.3 miles 631 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

20 days ago

We did not do the falls, rather using this map parked in lot on Fairview and hiked up to see the view. It was beautiful and although difficult in some spots for my younger son (9), a fun, short hike. Took us about an hour.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Very nice hike.

2 months ago

Good trail, pretty well marked. Had a great day hiking!

3 months ago

It was a bit boring for me, but next time I will do all the trails within the trail system and I'm sure it will be better. Great for kids.

hiking
3 months ago

Great scenes and a nice view of the town from 900 feet up. Most of the trails are clearly labeled and have a fun mix of rocky and flat terrain.

hiking
3 months ago

Different portions of this trail are very different. The section along the stream is quite rocky and involves some scrambles over rocks and fallen trees. It basically follows the white on the hill or the blue along the stream. The other half follows the yellow grand loop trail and the beeline trail. That portion is generally wider, less steep, and less rocky.

4 months ago

This park has a lot to offer for anybody. Has waterfalls, a lake, meadows with beautiful flowers, and an awesome view to top it off. The trails are kind of hard to follow but if you follow the colored marks on the trees then you will be fine. Don't take the highland cut if you want to see the view, follow the grand loop until you hit the sign for "overlook"

hiking
4 months ago

Had a great day hiking with my kids. The trails were well marked, l will definitely go back!

hiking
5 months ago

Slippery after the rains. Good for a quick early morning hike in summer. Will come back here more as its a good warm up hike prior to longer hikes.

hiking
5 months ago

Poorly marked trails. I am not sure why this is classified as moderate. It is on the easier end of trails that have some elevation gain. Still enjoyable.

6 months ago

The views of the waterfall were awesome!!! There are a few picnic-worthy spots too. There were a lot of steep parts and several rocks to climb so it was definitely moderate. The trail was confusing at times but with some backtracking we figured it out.

hiking
7 months ago

great trail along the stream is a lot of fun

7 months ago

Live this park

1 year ago

Short but sweet. Poorly marked but keep walking there will be more blazes. The trail map online is good. Took the grandloop trail from the main lot which starts behind the pavilion on the hill. Made a left to continue on yellow then right for the bee line trail. At the road had to turn and come back just a bit since there was no trail marker to the white trail now on the left to head up to the overlook. After the overlook went back down to green to the falls. Made a right a right on the road following the river and kept following green past a small home until it turned into blue all the way back to the lot.

hiking
1 year ago

Parking lot at Fairview Ave lot 2.50 mile in 1 hour. Started the Patriot Path to the right at 1st fork this is the only area where was a little challenging, otherwise the trail is easy not well marked but easy to follow. Next fork followed Grand Loop. Came to the a flat area and turned left. Found pink trail which was well marked until a 3 way split took far right which lead to the overlook nice rock formation but end trail. Backed to pink trail and took 2nd right trail back to parking lot. I use app MapMyHike to track my trail cause AllTrail did work.

geocaching
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

First time hiking, and to boot by myself. I was a bit nervous at first being that I came across a few piles of bear poo. It was a great hike, I enjoyed the enclosed wooded area and trails, no bears in sit. Going up was challenging , but well worth it. I have found a new hobby!

1 year ago

Good trail, we followed the green blazes up and over the brook. The trail is easy to lose but is mostly clear. Up at the top after the brook you will start to see the falls on the right. There is a big rock overlooking the falls where we had lunch after the falls we went low instead of high by the lodge and rock scrambled over to the rest of trail and took patriots path back down to fairview ave. did it with 2 smaller kids, was challenging but fun

hiking
1 year ago

Stunning trail!