Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Sourland Mountain County Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great Trail I will come here again and again and again there are so many different trails to go on especially when you get up in the higher elevations very Rocky you need to be in pretty good shape to do this

Went Bouldering and took the long way back to the parking lot. Very enjoyable hike.

Middle of Dec hike. Some parts were muddy, and it was easy to find yourself off track if you weren't paying attention. Scenery was nice, and it does get rocky on certain paths. There's some gradual elevation depending on which side you start from. As the day continues more people started to pass by, but overall a nice hike.

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!!

Square to red circle trail is a great workout.

We hiked White Square to Pipeline with a few detours adding a few additional paths, 5.8 miles in total.
We loved the trails through the woods, the hike required our full attention and stamina. There were a lot of elevation changes throughout our hike. There weren't a lot of hikers and we encountered no bikes.

We will be back soon.

Easy trail, great for trail running.

A good day hike and you can see all the high points in 1 go. The bolder formations are great and after the first steeper start, it levels out near the top if you start from the right. The left side has a gentler slope as is good for pets or an easier climb. I'd reccommend going to the top trail, it is a beautiful route.

Great trail, not too far from Philly.

One of my favorite hikes in the Princeton/Hillsborough area. Easy to get to and beautiful trees, boulders, and view on the straight away down.

For the most part this trail is easy. There are certain parts that have a pretty rocky and steep climb, but nothing that challenging. Not very scenic, but a nice starter trail if you are new.

my kids and i love this trail

It’s a cool trail there are spots on the trail where the markers are confusing but really hard to get lost, just walk down hill to re orientate. I’ll go back because I wasn’t able to complete the full trail due to confusing trail markers I ended up taking a connection trail cutting about an 1hour of my hike short

Hiking, birding and geocaching what more does a little old Forester need

Great trail especially if you make it up to the boulders by Roaring Brook to enjoy some quiet time...

I would call this trail easy, but it was nice! Not many spectacular views, but great for a quick day hike and looks like it has some great bouldering spots that I didn't get to try out on this trip.

Simple, heavily wooded trail - a dumbed down version of the more scenic outer loop. Good for someone looking for a quick hour hike!

Great hike. Good diversity. Probably the most challenging you’ll get in Hillsborough area.

Really enjoyed hiking here. It was after recent snowfall so there was water on some of the trails, but that makes the hike better to me.

Easy-moderate home with a few small water features.

Great hike.

Easy trail. “Walk in the Woods”.

great hike. fun Rocky areas

loved this hike!
-great boulder fields and lots of rocks so have some good hiking boots ready.

-not too steep but some ups and downs.

-plenty of boulders to explore and climb

-well marked for the most part but may be looking for markers at some points

Much steeper and rockier than I thought. Lots of fun. Depending on the path you choose, not at all appropriate for dogs! Also, not as well indicated as I would have expected. Thank goodness for all the "donation" signs on the trees!

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Let's face it, there is not a lot of elevation to be had in the middle of Jersey. Clayton has some fun hills and the Yellow Trail at Baldpate will get your heart pumping a bit, but the Sourlands have quickly become my "local" favorite. Rocky, but very nice trails, not overgrown at all, even mid-summer. Odd system for marking trails, and marked pretty well... for the most part. I always seem to lose the trail at the top North corner, by the boulders. People seem to wander around and explore in this area a lot so a distinct trail is no so easy to follow. Fortunately, its pretty difficult to really get lost, just head downhill. There are a lot of options for distance and difficulty. Overall, a great place, but beware, the lot gets very full, very fast on the weekends.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

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