Looking for a great trail in Long Pond Ironworks State Park, New Jersey? AllTrails has 5 great walking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 2 easy trails in Long Pond Ironworks State Park ranging from 1.4 to 2.2 miles and from 406 to 679 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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5 days ago

Couldn’t find trail from either ramp and bugs plz help with directions!

8 days ago

Easy and have a nice view to the lake; felt a nice breeze while hiking; only the first half mile goes up so catch your breath, when you get to the top there is a nice view to the left in a blue trail that connects to the white trail

Friend and I were decimated by an outrageous amount of mosquitoes at the trailhead. Couldn't even complete the trail, will have to return in the winter.

Pleasant hike on a well marked trail. Good starter trail for an amateur. (That’s me) There seemed to be a few other trails that crossed this one, I will probably return to try some of those.

9 months ago

It was ok. Easy. I went with my 14 year old and 9 year old and they never complained. Well marked trail for first 2/3rds. Then lost the trail when it split and walked an extra 1/2 mike before we realized we were off path. Backtracked and saw a split but no white marker. Went up the split about a 100 ft or so and then saw the white markers. From there we were fine. I would do it again with little people. Close to the road in a stretch which was kinda annoying.

11 months ago

Hiked this after work and in a dress and sneakers—took probably around 1.5 hours, white trail the whole time. Really pretty. Didn’t see many vistas (two, but obscured) but I didn’t go off trail much because I was racing darkness so there might have been more. Overall really happy I did it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A nice, quiet trail with a good climb and view as a climax.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Did this one again. its actually 2.6 miles nice views and id rate it as moderate.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Okay easy hike, well marked, and some pretty views of the lake.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Easy trails, but the map from the office isn't the best. Great place to go hiking alone because it is moderately trafficked.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sterling Ridge Trail and Long Pond Iron Works. Lots of history to be seen. Pre civil war furnaces and water wheels easy to find as well as garbage and broken glass by the mine hole from teens. Rest of the trail is immaculate.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Very serene and simple hike. Multiple lookouts and opportunities to soak in the reservoir.

Went kayaking soon after.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Nice easy trail and we'll marked

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Once we found the trail markers it was a nice hike up hill, after rounding the lake it was a mellow trip back !!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

We started at the other boat launch and headed up the trail/road then took the white/silver trail. A few steep parts but beautiful woods and we saw no one else on the trail this morning. Would def do it again.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Myself and the wife. Amazing view from the top !

Monday, February 20, 2017

When the trail first splits from the parking lot, if you have kids, go left and follow the trail around. It's easier. Great hike!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Great easy hike, this time of year the leaves blanket the trails so the hardest part of the hike was judging your footing. Aside from that, the ground on inclines especially is very stable. Great quiet hike.

Saturday, July 09, 2016


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Been here many times already and its one of my favorite places for kayaking, Great scenery and the flooded forrest as I call it with its white dead trees gives you that creepy feeling and we've seen alot of wildlife, Im not to sure about the fishing, so far haven't caught anything larger than 6 inches or so, now lets not forget the people that come here are really nice and friendly.

paddle sports
Sunday, July 05, 2015

Monksville Resovoir is an excellent place for Kayaking, took my family there and spent 5 hours enjoying this place.

Beautiful scenery, alot of wild life and one of my favorites it the is the flooded forest as I will call it with its many dead trees.

The people best of all are awesome!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

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.

Monday, October 28, 2013

we modified this hike to avoid walking the 1.2 miles on the road, so we parked on lake riconda drive and did the white to pick up red, adding just a bit.
but this hike was 11.1 miles according to my fit bit. not the 7 we figured (guide says 6.5).
we are avid, fit hikers and this terrain was tough, doing it in the fall with leave covering made it real taxing. difficult rocks, really put a physical strain on us. lastly the trails are not marked well so we strayed off a few times, even paying attention.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Great spot for kayaking and fishing, got to keep and eye for stomps near shore, may want to go really early in the morning at 6:00 am in summer time, overall a beautiful spot!!

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Hint, you can drive in to the trailhead from West Milford end and road was repaired a bit. the trail shown is 3 trails; lake sonoma to overlook rock across part of hewitt butler trail and nack to overlook rock.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stumpy in spots, but a great paddle. Often referred to as skunksville by unlucky fishermen, the spot is known for its bass and muskies.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This 40acre pond is great for an easy short paddle. Road to water is rutted but it keeps out the crowds. Plan mid-week for peace and quiet. Fishing is good. Yellow perch get big here.

I did this hike on May, 18, 2012 and it had an unusual number on ticks. I stopped frequently to do tick checks.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This was a really fun short hike. We only did the hike up to Overlook Rock as we were running out of daylight, but the trail itself was still about 4 miles round-trip without the loop at the back end. If you wanted a longer day you can extend the hike by taking the loop, which I'd estimate is another 5 miles or so. The trailhead is in a bit of a weird spot, but if you follow the marker from AllTrails you'll find the trailhead. The problem with the trailhead is that it's accessed from an unpaved road that you absolutely cannot drive on unless you have 4WD (and even with 4WD it would be challenging). But you can park right near a kind of a sketchy house and then hike about 1/3 of a mile along the 4WD road to the trailhead. Follow the orange blazes all the way to the top of Overlook where you'll get an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding forest, and if it's a warm day I'd highly recommend jumping in the lake on the way up or down. There's a variety of terrain on the way up as you pass through dense forests, over small streams and rivers, on top of clear peaks. AllTrails rated the vertical as around 1400 feet from trailhead to Overlook, but it didn't really seem like that much vertical. I'd estimate it as closer to 900 feet. Challenging but definitely doable and worth the effort

paddle sports
Monday, March 07, 2011

This reservoir, close to our home, is one of my and my wife's favorite places to kayak. It is easy, even if you choose to kayak around the whole reservoir. The wind can make the chop challenging on rare occasions. You will see other kayakers, canoeists and fisherpeople - and even the odd racing scull - but the reservoir is big enough that you don't feel crowded. For an interesting trip when the water height allows, go from the kayak launch site, through the dead trees left from the reservoir's creation, and go a short way up the stream to visit the Longpond Ironworks. This, of course, requires a maneuverable craft, preferably under 10' long - not a seak kayak.

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