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Apshawa Preserve: Green Loop is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near West Milford, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.5 mi Elevation gain 587 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Nature trips Walking Running Forest Lake River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Blowdown Bugs
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NOTE: Users have reported that the parking area for this trail is very small, and often fills up early on weekends. No parking is allowed in the adjacent neighborhood.

parking for around 10 cars with a porta-potty

Passaic County and New Jersey Conservation Foundation (1-888-526-3728)

This loop is part of an extensive network of interconnected trails. It is very easy to get lost along the way. It is also easy to make the trail shorter or longer by connecting to a different trail.

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

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Stuart Guber
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Heather Borsuk
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HikingGreat!Over grownRockyScramble

Great hike with lots of ruins. Water is low right now so no waterfall views. Trail was very rocky and the incline/declines could be tricky at times especially without hiking poles. I would label this moderate just for those tricky spots. Seemed like few people actually travel the green trail on the far end as it was a bit overgrown and had to navigate a couple of down trees. Still trying to figure out what the large metal tanks near the ruins were.

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elliot sussman
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Gerry Gras
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good walk. some rocks to climb, never made it to the lake. next time

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Mel Lichtman
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Great trail not to hard at all and very scenic!

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JOHN RYSTEPHANUK
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Peter Giannini
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Miao fen Liu
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It is not easy! It’s more than moderate but not hard yet! The water falls are beautiful! Few rocky, muddy sections.

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Kristen Martens
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It was nice, but Very Rocky

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Frankie Shankie
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Definitely a moderate to hard trail at times. Waterfall was a nice cool off!

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Monika Rana
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The hike was more considered easy to moderate then easy. Easy is a walk in the park. These had a few ups and downs. Beautiful secluded place. Was also able to jump into the water with the fishes inside.

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Victoria Dowling
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Buggy!! But amazing

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Melissa Brinksma
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Loved this trail. Really easy very nice trail. Has some info posts that talk about the wildlife that’s around. Has a fence all around to prevent any animals. Plenty of trails to follow.

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Christina Jeffrey
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NOT well marked at all. My friends and I kept having to double back to find the last marker--and they were not within good distances of each other. View from reservoir beautiful and trail otherwise was nice. Also is tick central.

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Paweł Kamiński
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CST Grey
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Completely overcrowded with non hikers making noise and leaving their trash everywhere. No parking and nearby neighbors in private neighborhood very quick to call cops to ticket cars parked on the street. We were towed. Trails were poorly maintained and it was impossible to socially distance. Do yourself a favor and go elsewhere that’s NOT attached to a residential area or stay home.

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MJ Coop
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We thought this would be a nice hike to do with our kids. It was so muddy. The parking lot was packed by 9am and cars were being ticketed in the adjoining neighborhood. While hiking we came across three bear which was nerve wracking with the kids, especially after we found out there was a fatal bear attack on someone here in 2014. The trails are all fenced in which I think make the bear feel trapped. There was so much garbage like food bags, bottles, coolers, etc that it made us feel like we weren't even out in nature. We will not be returning. We would much rather venture somewhere else. Don't recommend.

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Caryl Allison
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