Animal Shute Trail

HARD 19 reviews

Animal Shute Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Milford, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.3 miles
547 feet

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips





wild flowers



Jungle habitat

1 month ago

The hike was an awesome experience! My friends and l might have started on the wrong end, and gotten lost a couple of times, but we were able to find our way and make it to the end! There is a great variety of landscapes and the sights of nature combined with rusted metal and barbed wire fences create an interesting story that has to be taken in! The wildlife there is also vibrant, where my friends and l witnessed the usual birds and squirrels but also saw a hawk and several lizards along the way! If you live nearby and want to experience a piece of forgotten history this is definitely a great hike to go on!!

mountain biking
4 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

Very rocky. Technical in the sense of having to navigate slow, sinuous rocky sections. Didn't find much flow on south side. Best experienced with a group. Fun artifacts to explore.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Started out lame and became great. The western side by the airport was dull and colorless with lots of pointless switchbacks as we were not on bikes which these trails were clearly made for. Once we climbed the small mountain to join the eastern side, however, the hike immediately became more interesting with a large variation in surroundings, including some very odd abandoned rusted out mysterious structures. The trails on the ridge were still clearly made for mountain bikes, but even the rare biker that did struggle by added to the entertainment.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday, July 06, 2014

mountain biking
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday, September 30, 2012

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I did ride the trails in both directions. There are sections that are very technical, but such a fun to ride. Make sure you have a full suspension bike. A hard tail will shake your organs up. Plan on at least an hour and a half if you are a moderate rider. For more advanced riders, you can probably do it in an hour.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Jungle Habitat is surrounded be an Erie history straight out of Weird NJ. The left over animal cages & broken down buildings remind you of a place that was at one point a huge attraction. The hike is fun and easy but the visuals is what people go for the most. Really neat stuff.

Sunday, June 24, 2012