Hawk Rise Sanctuary

EASY 3 reviews

Hawk Rise Sanctuary is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Linden, New Jersey that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

nature trips
3 months ago

As a nature trip, this is probably a really awesome place to visit in the spring/summer/fall. Easy walk around loop. Looking forward to planned expansions. Given its setting, it was a welcome nature break from the surrounding industrial refineries and Interstate 1-9.

hiking
6 months ago

Hawk Rise Sanctuary is a wildlife refuge converted from an old closed landfill. There is a kiosk at the trailhead detailing the current trail as well as planned expansions. There are also geocaches sprinkled throughout. Most of the trail is boardwalk with gravel paths in between. The southern path follows along the side of an old landfill mound, leading to a small enclosed dock/platform that has a nice view of the Rahway River, overlooking Carteret. During our walk we spotted several different birds as well as a small deer.