Sourland Mountain Ridge Loop with Roaring Brook Trail Extension

MODERATE 15 reviews

Sourland Mountain Ridge Loop with Roaring Brook Trail Extension is a 6.7 mile loop trail located near Hillsborough, NJ that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.7 miles 770 feet Loop

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Gentle climb to top of Sourland Mountain. Beautiful views of woodlands and two large boulder fields. 6.1-mile loop of Ridge Trail and Roaring Brook Trail. Follow white square blazes until you reach Roaring Brook Trail (red circle blazes). Roaring Brook Trail is 2.1 miles before it rejoins the Ridge Trail and returns to the trailhead at the parking lot.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice well Marked trails steep uphill gets your heart pumping. Lots of rocks in the path one must keep their eye on. Was there on a Saturday good weather the parking lot was so full people were parked on the grass lots of people and pets

hiking
28 days ago

Trailhead parking fills up quickly on the weekends. PortaJohn at start of trail. Trails are very rocky and this inflamed my plantar fasciitis. Lots of people on the trail. Many different options/trails to choose from.

2 months ago

Several trail options make this area interesting and versatile.

3 months ago

I loved it because it felt like a challenge with the rocks and small crevices.

hiking
3 months ago

Afternoon Saturday hike in August. Thank goodness for shade. Did part of Ridge Trail and took connecting trail at location #4 back to trail head. Mostly rocky and uphill first half. Some bouldering And scrambling. Nice hike and will return for full 5 mile hike. Hike was mostly covered on this trail.

4 months ago

great easy climb.. marked well enough even for a novice.

4 months ago

Nice trail! Just make sure you put valuables in your trunk before parking. There's been a few car break-ins. Luckily I have dark tints.

7 months ago

almost died.......

trail running
2 years ago

Good trail. Xtremly rocky with some decent incline. Very well marked. Note that the directions try to get you to park before you reach the actual park.

hiking
2 years ago

First trail. Did the 5 mile loop. No complaints.

hiking
3 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

Great trail! Very well marked, Rocky at point but very scenic. The open fields you walk through at times are amazing. Took a friend for his first hike ever to sourland and he is hooked. No wildlife, some cool boardwalks some of the biggest boulders I have ever seen. Would suggest this trial to anyone.

mountain biking
3 years ago

Very nice trail. Not so rocky and they've done a great job at throwing little obstacles in the way. Going from deep woods to open fields was cool. Clear passages to see others heading your way and not cause an accident

hiking
4 years ago

Over all nice trail, enjoy the hike with my dog. I wanted to do the longer loop but started of late, but was able to get some hike in on this beautiful day. So if you are looking for a long or short hike there a many options here. There where a numerous loops so keep your eyes out for the markers and for the bikers. I only encounter one biker & I didn't see him coming around the bend.

hiking
4 years ago

Great hike. Easy three hour walk and fun to climb on the boulders. Beautiful woods and on a Friday we barely saw any people even though the parking lot was pretty full. Sometimes blazes are hard to find or missing but we never lost the trail. Overall a great experience.