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Evans Preserve/Highlands Ridge Loop

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Chester, New Jersey

Evans Preserve/Highlands Ridge Loop is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chester, New Jersey that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 269 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Cross country skiing

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Blowdown

Bugs

Muddy

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Getting There

A brook, a pond, a view of NYC, forest & fields in this hike on Chester Township parkland. The trail uses the former Bell Labs "telephone pole farm" and takes you through a restored grassland Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project where birders will find an incredible variety of species.

A gravel parking area for three cars on South Road. No facilities. Portable toilets are seasonally available near the ball fields in Highlands Ridge Park.

From the center of Chester Borough follow 513 (Main St.) north. Continue straight on 513 at the light at the north end of the borough and past the "telephone pole farm" on your right. After passing the open field of Highlands Ridge Park on your right and Black River fields on your left, make the first right turn onto South Road. At the bottom of the hill you will find a small bridge, a parking area for three cars and an information kiosk where the red trail and this hike begins.

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Ponmadhuri Edward
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It’s like a short walk through the woods with an overgrown trail and lots of bugs. Wouldn’t suggest hiking here.

Justin Kozma
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Ivett Heffentrager
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HikingRockyScramble

definitely you need a good shoes and youh need to watch where you step. rocky which I like and it makes it challenging...A++

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Jason J.
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Hiking

a good hour-ish hike for a family with small kids. Lots of shade, a few areas were overgrown, but the little downhill stream is no waterfall

Julie Flatt
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Very enjoyable trail, pretty well marked, nice variety of terrain in the woods. Is a little muddy after rain. Bring a walking stick for the woods.

Michele Lang
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Benjamin Blake
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Simple, quiet, hilly set of trails surrounded by nice country/suburban neighborhoods. We hiked this on January 1. Even though the area is relatively small, it's peaceful aside from signs of hunters.

Rob Mazzilli
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Mike Hunkele
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Liz Matthews
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Mike Hunkele
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Frank Rubinetti
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Sierra Mirsky
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Luna Barber
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Amy Lynn
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Nicole P.
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Keith Cascio
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Lori Rocker
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TAS Skl
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Scott Malyk
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Fha Share
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Miguelle Reynolds
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Lars Fisch
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Carole Rains
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Matt McDonough
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Lisa Garcia
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