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Cushetunk Trail is a 12 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lebanon, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 12.0 mi Elevation gain 1,824 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

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Please note: As of March 2020, users have reported that they are doing construction along a portion of the trail and there is a re-route you need to follow. Complexity: Moderate to Hard Terrain: There's considerable elevation gain all over the trail with lots of ups and downs so make sure you are ready for it. Sometimes it gets rocky. Shade: You will be under the trees 95% of the time. Trekking Poles: As there is lots of hills which you will go up and down you might need one to support. Foot Wear: Trail runners, shoes with toe guards. Scenic View: Round valley reservoir is one of the most breathtaking reservoirs in NJ. Beautiful scenic route and consider taking swimming clothes Parking: There is a parking fee of 10$ if you live in NJ and other states 20$. There is a lot of parking space. Around 25+ Campsites: Lots of dispersed camp sites and picnic areas around the lake.

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Leo Watson
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HikingOver grown
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Mike Montemurro
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Tristan Montemurro
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Mountain bikingOver grownRocky

Stickers are really overgrown and there’s a few freshly fallen trees bc of the storm keep an eye out

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Tryg Siverson
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Tristan Montemurro
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Jessica Henry
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HikingOff trailOver grownRocky

I really enjoyed this park, but it took me a bit to figure out how to get on the trail that loops all the way around. The entrances near the main parking lot are too overgrown and I was worried about ticks. I walked though it a bit but eventually turned around after it didnt look like it was going to let up. So, to save you all the trouble, some parking tips. If you are looking to get on the trail that loops all the way around, I believe it is the yellow and red trail, park in the small lot across from the park office. Once you get there, turn so you are looking at the building and go right. Follow the path that is a wide mowed grassy path that eventually turns to a stone path. This trail has a lot of ups and downs but it has amazing views and lots of benches. There are views points along the way if you walk up some of the mowed paths. If you want a smaller loop, go down to the main parking lot, its huge and right on the beach. From there you can hop on the white/blue/green trail which is shorter, flatter and walks along the pond for about half of it -still has one section of decent incline though. Be careful of ticks, found one on me after.

A M
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Hiking

Went about a month ago. It was beautiful moderate traffic. It was longer than expected for my 1st hike

Evrim Turgay
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Hiking

trail is very narrow and so much out grown trees with spider web

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Sarah Ferguson
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Maliguy Jawnson
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Nathan Belkowitz
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Massimo Colombo
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HikingClosedOff trailPrivate property

The loop cannot be accessed. All gated and the part on the road is closed. After 7 miles trying various route we had to give up

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Maryam Arabzade
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Matthew Caravella
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Mountain biking

Hardest physically demand mtb trail in the area. Technically not super difficult, maybe intermediate. Scenery is great.

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Miguel Picon
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HikingRocky

Brought our two dogs to hike and cool off in the reservoir today. Trails were great - not too challenging but still a workout. I recommend getting their early to find parking. It was easy to stay apart from people near the reservoir but the trails were narrow in some places. We will definitely go back and I highly recommend visiting Round Valley. Lots of trails to choose from. We did blue and green and they’re both moderate difficulty

Jesse Miller
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HikingOff trailPrivate property

3/4 of the trail was really great. Then it just... ends. You’re stranded between someone’s backyard and the reservoir or, like me, you can forge your own path, beg the construction worker to let you cut thru the ‘no trespassing’ zone and end back where you started. 13 miles round trip. Really good scenery and elevation changes... horrible end to the trail run. Would try again but do it as an out and back and not a full round the reservoir attempt. READ UP before attempting I like me!

Sarah C
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Hiking

Good for family hiking.

Ana Ki
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HikingOff trailOver grownPrivate propertyRocky

Guys!! Make sure you follow the trail. Do not, DO NOT change the color. At some point we were completely off the trail and wanted to cross through using the near by property. We couldn't, because it belonged to someone. So we had to go all the way around using regular road. At some point, we were able to cut through but the hell of the bushes it had. So sharp. Towards the end, you will see "white trail" , follow that, otherwise you will end up on someone's private property again. Overall, the trail was advance level. But 4 stars from me, because you can easily get lost.

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