Sterling Ridge and Jennings Hollow

MODERATE 1 reviews

Sterling Ridge and Jennings Hollow is a 8 mile loop trail located near Hewitt, NJ that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.0 miles 900 feet Loop

dog friendly

hiking

waterfall

Historic ironwork ruins, outstanding views, swamp and streams Take blue on white blazed Sterling Ridge Trail north past Long Pond Ironworks ruins. Trail crosses stream on a bridge then follows a woods road. After a few minutes there will be a hill on your left. A short bushwack over this will bring you to a scenic waterfall. Continue on Str Ridge Trail. Pass yellow blazed Jennings Hollow Trl on your left and begin a climb of Beech Mtn. The climb gets steeper as you approach the summit. There are outstanding views at top. Continue north into NY and turn west (left) onto the red on white blazed Lake to Lake Trl. which follows a heavily eroded woods road. Cross stream on bridge and trail soon turns left off woods road. Just after this point a trail marked by very faint yellow blazes comes in on left. Turn left onto this trail. Soon this trail reaches yellow blazed Jennings Hollow Trail. Turn right, skirt swamp on left, cross stream (can be difficult in high water) and follow back to Sterling Ridge Trl . Head south back to car.

hiking
1 year ago

Went in April 2015 and it wasn't very well maintained or marked. Perhaps they will perform maintenance later in the season as there was still a lot of runoff and the trail was rather swampy. Small bridge across Jennings Creek was flooded with no safe crossing within a short walk - had to take boots off and wade across.