Glacial lakes, limestone outcroppings, former railroads, and a small airport are features of Kittatinny Valley State Park. Lake Aeroflex and Gardners Pond form part of the headwaters of the Pequest River and are excellent for fishing and boating. This scenic property is home to a variety of wildlife such as whitetail deer, wild turkey, a variety of songbirds, beaver, muskrats, and squirrels. Hunting, hiking, mountain biking, birding, and horseback riding are popular activities. The four lakes offer fishing, boating, and kayaking opportunities. The Paulinskill Valley Trail and the Sussex Branch Trail are former railroads that have been converted for use as multiple use trails. Both railroads were critical to the development of Sussex County through the late 1800s and early 1900s. The wide cinder surface is ideal for walking, running, mountain biking, and horseback riding. When snow conditions are abundant, these trails provide and excellent opportunity for cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. You might even see a musher and his dogsled team running down the trail!

trail running
15 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Great maintained single track trails

Nice trail running spot occasionally may run into mountain bikers and horse back riders.

Always a nice place to stop for a quick hike.

trail running
4 months ago

Great park. Love to run here. Beautiful scenery

mountain biking
5 months ago

My favorite around

easy to walk and nice nature. We have seen bear, bald headed eagle, dear and other animals

trail running
9 months ago

Very nice marked trails for running. Various hilly terrain from steep to gradual but some parts have very rugged tree roots so watch ankles. Trail system takes you along lake Aeroflex and alternate routes take you to the small airport before winding back into woods. Great for high school cross country practice. Ran the 5K trail course used in official 5K Trail Day 5K. Scenic and great to let legs loose on trails. Definitely recommend trail running sneakers and as other reviewers also alerted - horse droppings frequent. Also be aware of trail cyclists. No signs of wildlife any time I've visited.

trail running
Monday, September 05, 2016