Apshawa Preserve - Green Loop

MODERATE 54 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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.

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5 days ago

From the parking lot it's the BLUE trail that's starts and meets up to other trails. Fun hike and not too hard. Very rocky at times careful not to slip with all the leaves now. I did the blue to the red loop and back to the parking lot on the blue. Water scene is pretty. Will def do this again

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20 days ago

Scenic trail. Did not run into many birds or wildlife beyond chipmunks and squirrels, was surprised how empty it was for a Sunday. Very peaceful.

hiking
24 days ago

Stick to the trails located on the directory in the parking lot. I used this app to see where we were on the trail and the trail was incorrect. The trail going to and from parking lot is blue not green. The app sent us onto an unmarked area. Be careful. The trails are marked! I believe they must have changed the colors of them or added some. The view of the reservoir was wonderful!!

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1 month ago

Fun trail with hardly any traffic on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. There are two waterfalls as the green trail swings north (walking the loop counter-clockwise). The first is beautiful, the second is a concrete wall with water dripping over its edge. If you're going to take a break, do it at the first waterfall! Much nicer view.

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1 month ago

dope trails beautiful views cool spots to stop at ..loved it!!!

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2 months ago

It was a very nice, peaceful hike. Both the waterfalls and the ruins were wonderful. We walked blue-orange-green, and then in reverse the same way. Not too many other hikers, so it was serene. We walked about 4 miles. Please be LOUD when hiking. We ran into the SAME BLACK BEAR TWICE ON THE BLUE TRAIL around 3:40 PM. Be cautious and stay alert. It did not run even though we made A LOT of noise and just watched from afar. Also, pick up children when coming across bears. My sister is 7 and ran, we had to quickly grab her.

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