Green Loop

MODERATE 80 reviews
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Green Loop is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Milford, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 587 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

blowdown

bugs

Route 287 to exit 53 (Bloomingdale). Go west on Hamburg Turnpike. Follow through town and just before small bridge make a right onto Macopin Rd. Follow Macopin up hill for approximately 2 miles and make a left onto Northwood Drive. Parking is to the right. Facing the Kiosk, trailhead is to left

hiking
off trail
rocky
30 days ago

hiking
rocky
30 days ago

The map is out of date and some of the trails have been abandoned. Best to download the new one from the preserve website because the trail colors have changed. The yellow trail was closed due to Beaver activity so we did blue to the green loop to the orange cut off back to blue for about a 4.2 mile hike. The trails are very well marked with new blazes and the views are amazing. Lots of Interesting artifacts. The terrain is challenging in parts.

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bugs
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over grown
1 month ago

excellent trail that's in need of some TLC. recommend taking the trail counterclockwise. there are a few parts of the trail obscured or out and out blocked by fallen trees and parts of the suggested route are unmarked trail. the unmarked trail should be taken with some care as it is full of spider webs crossing the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

I would highly recommend this trail- it’s absolutely beautiful! Everything is really well marked and easy to follow. There are some difficult parts but for the most part I found it easy. I took the blue trail to the green to find the waterfall which was totally worth it!

Great experience with beautiful sites! Thas trail is for moderate hikers. Has a few steep hills. April is the best time to go, no bugs at all.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a great trail with lots to see along the way. Did this on a warm day in winter so avoided the bugs. Two dams running over this time of year. Many foot bridges. Two vistas. A beautiful cascade at least now with snow melt. A reservoir and more.

hiking
Friday, July 06, 2018

Trails were a little confusing and it was extremely buggy when hiked in July. Nice vista toward the end though that made up for the bugs!

walking
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Not a bad hike on a nice day. The trails were kind of confusing at times, but was a fun simple place to go if you’re looking to get out.

hiking
Monday, May 28, 2018

Beautiful park. This was a lovely find for us and we will be back. We did Blue Orange Green and recommend that direction for the hike. The trails are very well marked but we also downloaded the map from the website on our phones and that was helpful. We did this trail (about 4 miles total) in about 2.5 hours with some teenagers and me (moderately in shape mom) and several stops for pictures. Trail definitely has climbing and steep inclines and declines so I would say this is a moderate not a beginner. No climbing gear needed but you need to be able to use your hands a little and pick a path. (My iPhone counted this hike as 46 flights of stairs). Tips: No facilities so bring your own water and be prepared to use nature. Also a significant amount of vegetation including poison ivy on the trails so wear long pants tucked into socks and liberal bug spray against ticks.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Awesome well marked trails!

hiking
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Trail can get somewhat confusing, but their are a lot of views and landmarks along the way that make it a great hike.

hiking
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

From the parking lot it's the BLUE trail that's starts and meets up to other trails. Fun hike and not too hard. Very rocky at times careful not to slip with all the leaves now. I did the blue to the red loop and back to the parking lot on the blue. Water scene is pretty. Will def do this again

hiking
Monday, October 02, 2017

Scenic trail. Did not run into many birds or wildlife beyond chipmunks and squirrels, was surprised how empty it was for a Sunday. Very peaceful.

hiking
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Stick to the trails located on the directory in the parking lot. I used this app to see where we were on the trail and the trail was incorrect. The trail going to and from parking lot is blue not green. The app sent us onto an unmarked area. Be careful. The trails are marked! I believe they must have changed the colors of them or added some. The view of the reservoir was wonderful!!

hiking
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fun trail with hardly any traffic on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. There are two waterfalls as the green trail swings north (walking the loop counter-clockwise). The first is beautiful, the second is a concrete wall with water dripping over its edge. If you're going to take a break, do it at the first waterfall! Much nicer view.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

dope trails beautiful views cool spots to stop at ..loved it!!!

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

It was a very nice, peaceful hike. Both the waterfalls and the ruins were wonderful. We walked blue-orange-green, and then in reverse the same way. Not too many other hikers, so it was serene. We walked about 4 miles. Please be LOUD when hiking. We ran into the SAME BLACK BEAR TWICE ON THE BLUE TRAIL around 3:40 PM. Be cautious and stay alert. It did not run even though we made A LOT of noise and just watched from afar. Also, pick up children when coming across bears. My sister is 7 and ran, we had to quickly grab her.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Beautiful park!

hiking
Monday, December 05, 2016

A beautiful hike!! First just a heads up the White Trial from the Parking lot is now the Blue Trial to prevent any confusion. Anyway I hiked the Blue trail and then the Green Loop and really enjoyed it. The views from the dam, reservoir, and waterfall were beautiful and had a nice time sitting and relaxing there. Another heads up the trial gets steep either walk up from the waterfall or walking down to the waterfall but worth it.

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Absolute beautiful hike. Great photo ops of rivers and waterfalls. At times very steep terrain; make sure your rested up. Overall amazing hike.

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Well marked trails, some rocky paths, very quiet. Great hike with lots of options and lookouts.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

good for family to get one day trip

hiking
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Overall, a great hike for beginners, not too difficult. I did it with my father (who is 75) and he had no problem at all. Beware of bears and ticks though.

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