Apshawa Preserve - Green Loop

MODERATE 33 reviews

Apshawa Preserve - Green Loop is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Milford, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

blowdown

bugs

Outstanding views and interesting ruins in this relatively unknown area Enter woods on white trail. After about 5 minutes you will see the green trail come in from the left, going down hill. Turn left here. Trail soon ascends on a woods road, then levels out for about a mile. You'll come to a pond and a large dam. Turn left staying on the green trail as it descends, follows a stream, passes some ruins and huge, rusted tanks, then crosses stream and continues on a woods road. Waterfalls on left. Pay attention here as trail leaves road to right and begins a steep climb, eventually reaching some outstanding overlooks. A short bushwack brings even more views. Trail then descends gradually, reaches a gravel road then turns back into the woods after a short distance, then crosses a stream. Eventually you come to an intersection with a yello trail. Stay left on the green, follow it to the white trail, turn right on the white and back to your car.

Great hike. Just realize though the blue trail leading to the green trail is 1 mile. Its more like a 5 mile hike when all said and done.

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Beautiful park!

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6 months ago

A beautiful hike!! First just a heads up the White Trial from the Parking lot is now the Blue Trial to prevent any confusion. Anyway I hiked the Blue trail and then the Green Loop and really enjoyed it. The views from the dam, reservoir, and waterfall were beautiful and had a nice time sitting and relaxing there. Another heads up the trial gets steep either walk up from the waterfall or walking down to the waterfall but worth it.

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

Absolute beautiful hike. Great photo ops of rivers and waterfalls. At times very steep terrain; make sure your rested up. Overall amazing hike.

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7 months ago

Well marked trails, some rocky paths, very quiet. Great hike with lots of options and lookouts.

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7 months ago

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

good for family to get one day trip

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