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Good trail and nice views. The white trail is over grown with brush.

Nice trail, clearly marked and easy to follow. you'll have to cross the chain bridge and make a right into a small parking lot with a marker for the Appalachian trail. walk back across the bridge and cross the street at the end, this is the trail head. lots of gas stations on the way on close by.

As said in other comments the first mile or so its a steep rocky climb and will definitely be a good work out so come prepared to start strong. At the top of this section there is a spring and a little structure with a visitors log and a fire pit. continue on to see a sign that indicates the north trail heading to the right. this route is easy to walk and has beautiful views and plant life. This trail Continues past some radio towers and over the lehigh tunnel then loops back around to meet the white trail again. You can follow this back to the start and get some nice downhill sections you can run if your into that, although I don't recommend doing so unless you are experienced as it is dangerous and easy to hit a rock and fall while running. There were also a bunch of woodpeckers around this section.

For a more challenging route take the white trail first to hit those inclines instead.

I would defintely have a good sturdy pair of boots, this trail is very rocky in parts with a fair amount of loose rocks.

4 days ago

This is my near by, go to place when I need some nature in my life. It’s a beautiful area with a nice trail, whether you just want to go for a stroll, take a dip in the river or do some serious rock climbing, it’s very accommodating for all. Your kids & dogs will love it too!

Excellent hike and in NJ probably one of the few with a reasonable amount of elevation.

We ended up doing a 15 mile loop after climbing through heavy rocks in the middle C trail.

This has a lot of rocks and boulders as well as streams so hiking boots are strongly recommended.

We did it Dec 1 and due to mistiming our total hike ended up doing the last hour in complete dark and moderate rain - not recommended!! So if you do it in December plan your return early as daylight goes away by 430 pair so.

Lots of photogenic scenery.

Only put off is the gas pipeline running through certain parts!!

Will definitely go again in summer- probably easier at that time. This time was slippery, mushy and wet!!

Took 6 kids on this hike for a birthday party. Ages 12-13, boys & girls. Had fun. A bit rocky and tough because of the amount of leaves. Trails were marked alright but there were a few spots that were tricky to make sure we were on the right trail. One tree was down with the trail marker. But we figured it out with the help of this app. Happy hiking.

13 days ago

Not bad trails, a bit worn out kind of trashy at some places. Little hard to find the spot because you have to park in back of a high school. The trails make for some nice loops, there is an old quarry you can over look, a bit muddy in some areas and house and back yards in others.

16 days ago

Took Ridley Creek white trail from loop #17 to yellow trail. A connector trail off of yellow trail to various trails in Tyler. Nice and quiet....not one other hiker for 2 hours...maybe because it was 22 degrees.

Nice quiet trail, but I had difficulty reconciling the maps and trail markers.

Did a five mile loop. Was good hike, unfortunately it rained a few days before so was a little muddy but it’s all good.

This is a fun trail with very rocky terrain and a steep incline in the beginning with a beautiful overlook. Trail smooths out for the next two miles and goes along the river towards the end. It’s beautiful with lots of bird sightings along the way. Our dog loved it too. Muddy and slippery in mid November and poorly marked in some areas. Parking lot is on Point Mountain Rd where the bridge crosses the Muscetong river.

Great trail. We entered from the road that leads up to the water tower (look for signs for loop D and park off to the right before the “road closed” sign). Definitely easier to start on the left side than the right. Lots of mud on the trail made it challenging (but fun) because we had to do a lot of “off roading” to avoid mud. Many small water features along the way. The trail is rather rocky, so wear good shoes. Leaves made it difficult to see the rocks on the trail this time of year.

28 days ago

Did a three mile clockwise loop up the pipeline then back around to the right picking up the white triangle and square routes. Lots of fallen leaves so if you're not careful, or observant, you can get off trail easily. Use the app. Some sloppy areas but nothing too messy. All in all, a great hike!

30 days ago

Great morning to get out!

on Boone Trail

1 month ago

Perfect hike if you only have a few hours but still want to exert a little effort. Nice views of the lake. Better marked than the last time I was there a few years ago.

FYI the park map lists this as 6 miles if you do the entire loop. Not sure where the 4.4 miles listed here came from.

**. Ok the mileage difference is because the trail shown here as Boone Trail is actually the Lenape Trail. The Boone is 6 miles and circles Hopewell Lake not Scott's.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail for a nice walk in the woods! Trails are well marked and well maintained. My friend and I went in the autumn and the trees and leaves were beautiful. It was great for pictures, I will go again!

Really pretty fall hike. Also relatively uncrowded even though it was a beautiful Sunday. I did the north trail, followed the AT a little ways further, and then went back to the parking lot via the south trail. I definitely wouldn't rate this as a hard hike, but the initial part was a nice little climb.

Square to red circle trail is a great workout.

Sweet little walk/hike with amazing views, especially with the changing colors of the leaves. Well marked trail - but we also enjoy getting lost!

beautiful place. Especially south of the lake along the creek.

This trail is great. Very hilly though

very strenuous, but pleasant

Paved walking and biking trail. Nice views and relatively flat.

1 month ago

great view. we hiked up the stream and then some trails. little hills and a good workout.

very good trail

1 month ago

This was a great trail! Trail markers were crystal clear. My only disappointment was I didn't see any waterfalls (pictured in the trail description). But I'll definitely be back.

Started nice for the first hour but the last two were boring as hell and made it feel like it lasted days.

A number of trails for those who want a good workout. Area offers a variety of activity including kayaking, and swimming during summer months

1 month ago

As was mentioned, poor trail markings. Ended up on the side trails a couple of times. The scenic views were worth the trip along with being able to walk down to the creek. However, the loop is mostly woodsy trails without many views.

i often walk the dog thru the southeastern area in the mountain bike single tracks and for being 3 minutes from home it really doesn't get any better . 4 to 6 miles of trails that take you literally to edge of the lake to rolling corn fields and deep into the forest ....l love it for mountain biking as well . you could easily spend 2 hours or more hiking around the woods and seeing the wild life all around the Appalachian trail it aint but for a small county park its amazing . park at the Dutchess lane picnic area and pick up the trail there .

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