Best trails in Watchung Reservation

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Looking for a great trail in Watchung Reservation, New Jersey? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 12 easy trails in Watchung Reservation ranging from 2.1 to 7.7 km and from 70 to 165 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Watchung Reservation History Trail
Watchung Reservation
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(534)
Length: 10.1 km • Est. 2 h 50 m
#2 - Watchung White, Purple and Yellow Trail Loop
Watchung Reservation
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(352)
Length: 6.1 km • Est. 1 h 46 m
Watchung Reservation is the largest nature reserve in Union County, New Jersey and consists of the upper valley of Blue Brook between First and Second Watchung Mountains. For more information visit: http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/paths-trails-greenways/watchung-reservation/Show more
#3 - Lake Surprise Loop via W. R Tracy Drive
Watchung Reservation
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(324)
Length: 2.7 km • Est. 43 m
Watchung Reservation is the largest nature reserve in Union County, New Jersey and consists of the upper valley of Blue Brook between First and Second Watchung Mountains. For more information visit: http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/paths-trails-greenways/watchung-reservation/Show more
#4 - Watchung Reservation Trails
Watchung Reservation
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(206)
Length: 7.6 km • Est. 2 h 8 m
#5 - Sierra Trail
Watchung Reservation
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(60)
Length: 15.0 km • Est. 3 h 44 m
This longer loop in Watchung Reservation begins at the Trailside Nature and Science Center. Follow the white blazes.Show more
#6 - White and Purple Trail Loop
Watchung Reservation
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(82)
Length: 7.7 km • Est. 2 h 19 m
#7 - Watchung Reservation Purple Trail Loop
Watchung Reservation
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(95)
Length: 3.5 km • Est. 1 h 1 m
#8 - Lake Surprise Loop via Purple and White Trails
Watchung Reservation
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(81)
Length: 4.7 km • Est. 1 h 17 m
Watchung Reservation is the largest nature reserve in Union County, New Jersey and consists of the upper valley of Blue Brook between First and Second Watchung Mountains. For more information visit: http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/paths-trails-greenways/watchung-reservation/Show more
#9 - Watchung Reservation White Trail Loop
Watchung Reservation
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(46)
Length: 3.9 km • Est. 1 h 3 m
#10 - Purple/Yellow, Blue/White, and Orange Trail Loop
Watchung Reservation
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(49)
Length: 3.5 km • Est. 1 h 2 m
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