Indian Falls, Jackson Brook and Hedden Park Circular Loop

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Hedden Park

Indian Falls, Jackson Brook and Hedden Park Circular Loop is a 5.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Randolph, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.3 km Elevation Gain: 122 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

running

forest

wildlife

snow

hiking
10 days ago

While I enjoyed the trail. I have two complaints. Lack of signage at trail heads and faded markers on trees. We ran into a lot of hikers who said the same. Also the bleed of music noise from the picnic areas affects about 60% of the hike. So if you want to hear nature and not noise, this one is not for you.

The creek is really pretty, the rest of the trail away from the creek wasn't as interesting to me. I went on memorial day and the types of people that occupied the park were annoying and that ruined it for me. Almost everyone had speakers with obnoxious music whether they were barbecuing, swimming , or hiking on the trail. I saw a woman shove her nasty tissue inside a hole in a tree. Seems like the population of people there aren't respecters of nature. Police were lurking to ticket people who didn't park in actual spaces. (So many people parked wherever they wanted , rather than wait for a space or find a different park). By the time I left it was so overcrowded. Not sure if this trashy human behavior was just because of the holiday or if it always gets like that on weekends?

17 days ago

Great trail for beginners

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muddy
rocky
22 days ago

Nice trail , open despite the pandemic , not too busy , we did the white trail , nice views , rocky .

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Very nice views of the river. Not a hard hike

hiking
4 months ago

all the trail markers are freshly painted.

5 months ago

love this place! we go here often with the dog. the stream is clean and he loves to swim in the deep parts. often people are swimming there too!

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icy
5 months ago

Bathrooms were surprisingly clean. The path was pretty rocky but fun. It was a great small hike.

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bugs
rocky
9 months ago

Took a short hike on the green trail, then did the white trail. I would consider white more of a moderate trail, lots of exposed tree roots and if you end up on the circular trail, it's very rocky and quite challenging. Trails are very well marked which is helpful, as parts of the trail become murky and it's easy to lose where you are. Keep your eyes on the marked trees and you'll be ok. Bring bug spray, they weren't too bad but they let you know they were there ;) A beautiful hike, along the green trail is a nice brook where you can dip your feet to cool off.

hiking
11 months ago

Relatively easy trail, a few hills and and a bit rocky. Lots of shade and beautiful view of the stream. Very relaxing!

Mon Jun 03 2019

First time, really nice and clean place.

hiking
Mon May 27 2019

one of my favorite local hikes. perfect hilly loop and we love hiking by the water

Sun Mar 31 2019

Not very long, but very entertaining and relatively difficult hiking trail if you are not into rocky style. Very well kept and had quite a good infrastructure of rest/BBQ areas. Would recommend for anyone willing to have a short relaxed and nature filled hiking.

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off trail
Sat Mar 30 2019

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snow
Thu Feb 28 2019

decided to do this on a whim. trails clearly blazed and easy to navigate. some icy sections but not too slippery. all in all nice hike close to home.

hiking
Tue Nov 21 2017

.Did the white trail loop.. rocky on the upper part. Small inclines relatively flat... very nice!

hiking
Sun Nov 05 2017

Very easy

hiking
Fri Oct 20 2017

Been going there for 20 years. Easy and close.

hiking
Sat Sep 16 2017

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