Four Birds Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Four Birds Trail is a 5.4 mile out and back trail located near Rockaway, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

24 days ago

Trail itself is alright enough. Nothing special only one really good view. The issue is getting there. Directions lead you to a small parking spot on the other side of a lake. You then have to hike around the lake for about a mile before even reaching the "start" of the hike. So no this is not a 5.4 mile hike. Expect to do an extra mile and a half to 2 miles round trip. The distance would be more justified if there was more to look at but unfortunately this trail just doesn't supply the sights.

28 days ago

No parking. Only 2 cars. Couldn’t do the trail.

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28 days ago

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2 months ago

I had my two year old so only did 3 miles.
It was pretty though.

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3 months ago

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Sunday, November 13, 2016

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Really nice trail. Easy to moderate. View from the hawk watch is awesome and definitely worth the uphill climb. It really isn't marked well though and I found myself almost going on a different trail several times. It also is a very rocky trail. Saw two huge birds too, I think they were hawks. But I will do this trail again.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Friday, January 24, 2014

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Monday, March 07, 2011

I would have to rate this as a moderate trail, given its length, but the scenery makes it worthwhile for anyone who has the time. You cover woodlands, nice vistas, and some remains of iron mining, from large to small scale. It has some nice elevation changes, though nothing overly serious. Remember when walking the dogs that this is habitat for black bear and white tail deer - as well as many other species. Timber rattlers and copperheads are unusual sights, but not unheard of.