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Four Birds Trail is a 5.3 mile out and back trail located near Rockaway Township, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.3 miles Elevation Gain: 639 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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rocky
14 days ago

Great trail! Followed yellow to the pond, then took white up to the reservoir. In total about 6.5 miles. It was rocky and muddy in some areas because we went after it rained. Great view of the lily pond and beautiful from the top of the reservoir!

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7 months ago

Great for trail running. Lots of blazes to follow and only a few super rocky areas.

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8 months ago

This route is from the Farny lot by the entrance to Camp Winnebago. Follow the Yellow trail to the Four Birds, then bear left on the Four Birds trail along Timberbrook pond. At the dar end of the pond, follow the white blazes across the dirt road and over some rock fields, through rhododendron tunnels and over a small wooden bridge. Follow the trail up the ridge to the first overlook where you’ll see Charlotteburg Reservoir at 2.5 miles from the lot. Stay on the Four Birds trail to another overlook at 3.2 miles. Great hike for birding, fishing, photography and exercise!

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rocky
Sun Feb 10 2019

Great loop with nice variety and some beautiful views of the reservoir.

Thu Nov 16 2017

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.

Sun Nov 12 2017

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

Sun Oct 01 2017

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

hiking
Sat Jun 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.

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Mon Mar 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.

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