Eagle Rock Reservation

MODERATE 102 reviews
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Eagle Rock Reservation is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Orange, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
226 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

AMAZING trail ups and downs.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Is awesome everything in one place!!! Up ...!! Down..!! Hill..! Little mountain!! Is amazing!!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, paths are well marked.

hiking
3 months ago

Agree with other comments... the trail is pretty easy with well traveled and defined paths with little in the way of obstacles/challenges. However, you do get some killer views and still a really nice way to spend a couple of hours. You can mix it up with some of the trails that cut through the center of the reservation to increase the distance.

hiking
3 months ago

I absolutely love seeing the deer every morning.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail should be rated as Easy, because there really are no challenges. The trail is wide and well-mounted, so no real terrain to traverse. It ends with a nice view of NYC, which is cool, but crowded with a lot of families. Would be a good spot to bring a picnic at the top.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice area in the middle of city/suburbs. Quiet, well marked trails. Saw chipmunks, rabbits and deer. Not a hard hike, a little rocky in spots.

hiking
5 months ago

I enjoyed this trail. Another one of the riches of nature within your reach.
Lot's of tree shade to protect you from the direct sunlight when hot.
Next time I will venture a little deeper onto the blue trail.

5 months ago

A favorite with a great view of the City.

hiking
6 months ago

Great view of Manhattan

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful and peaceful hike. We started by checking out the views at the 911 Memorial, which is really heart-wrenching. We then primarily followed the blue trail which is marked as "moderate" but really pretty easy. Seeing the numerous tepees is cool. Trails are really well marked and was a lovely middle-of-the-day outing. Would recommend. Could also be good for kids 6+.

hiking
6 months ago

It was a very easy trail. I went off the path to see if it would get harder but it stayed pretty easy. it was beautiful and not many people where there which was great for my dogs

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lots of different trail options but not much elevation gain. This would be a great place for mountain biking however they are not permitted on the trails. Many of the trails are full of loose rock so trail runners need to choose their route carefully.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Ok... fun for kids but not much

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Not a terrific trail. It was nice for the first time, don't intend to run. A majority of the trail is beside a busy road, completely removing the immersion. The trails are VERY poorly marked and confusing. Terrain extremely easy, in fact we passed a couple pushing a stroller. Biggest redeeming quality is the incredible view of Manhattan near the trail. It was clean and well maintained.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Got a little mixed up and ended up by the road. But nice place in the middle of urban life

hiking
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Lots to see, and the dog loved it. Some of the sections were through neighborhoods; not as ideal as fully wooded trail.

Monday, September 07, 2015

love this place. took the blue trail and used the as map to find our way out right before sunset!! the dogs loved it to. not to many people at all. it was great.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Eagle Rock was 2 miles away from my home and I hiked there frequently the past 2 years. It offers great views on the NYC skyline, especially when the lights in the city come on in the early evening. Although the park is small, you can combine the well-blazed trails into different routes. I'd categorize all trails as easy, but there are some that let you hop over a small stream or climb a bit. I really liked hiking there with the dogs in the fall and winter. The park is surrounded by densely populated areas and you'll see people there all the time, except in the winter. If you prefer to be alone on the trails, South Mountain reservation is close by and is a lot less visited.

hiking
Sunday, August 24, 2014

There is a great view of NYC as well as a 9/11 memorial at the start if the trail. Some of the trail markers were missing which made things a bit confusing but we made it just fine. We took our 7 year old and he loved it! Not too crowded.

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