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#16 of 554 state parks in New Jersey

Best trails in Long Pond Ironworks State Park

221 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Long Pond Ironworks State Park, New Jersey? AllTrails has 7 great hiking 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 3 easy trails in Long Pond Ironworks State Park ranging from 1.4 to 6.7 miles and from 406 to 1,213 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Long Pond Ironworks State Park contains the remnants of ironworks operating from 1766 to 1886, two other pre-Civil War furnaces and two waterwheels surviving to this day. A visitor center and museum are on site.

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Map of trails in Long Pond Ironworks State Park
Park information
Acreage:
6,911 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
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Top trails (7)
#1 - Monks Mountain Trail
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Monks Mountain Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ringwood, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#2 - Horse Pond Mountain Trail
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
NOTE: As of June 2020, the main parking area for this trail is closed due to COVID-19. You may still park on Burnt Meadow Road and walk to the trailhead. Please check with the park for updates.Show more
#3 - Sterling Ridge Trail
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Historic ironwork ruins, outstanding views, swamp and streams.Show more
#4 - Lake Sonoma and Overlook Rock Trail
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Great views, lake, seasonal waterfalls, varied terrain Take the orange blazed Lake Sonoma Trl west along ridge, then down steep slope and past Lake Sonoma. It then climbs to Overlook Rock. Just beforShow more
#5 - Green Turtle Pond
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
Green Turtle Pond is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hewitt, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walShow more
#6 - Monksville Mines and Sterling Forest loop
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
As of March 30, 2020, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#7 - Cedar Pond Trail
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
Cedar Pond Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hewitt, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more