Kakeout Reservoir

EASY 5 reviews

Kakeout Reservoir is a 3.4 mile loop trail located near Butler, New Jersey and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
446 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

An easy, pleasant walk around a scenic reservoir. From parking area take blue blazed trail on north side of road. The trail follows the shoreline of the reservoir, then reaches a large dam. Cross the dam and pick up a blue & white blazed trail. This trail leaves the shorline and begins a short,gentle climb to a ridge where it ends at a white blazed trail. Make a right onto the white trail. Follow it to where a woods road splits off to the right and bear right onto it. You may note old blazes from the trail on this section. You'll soon come to another dam and pick up the white trail again. It soon crosses another woods road. Bear right onto this and take it out to the road. From here you can take the road back to your car, or work your way back on a faint trail along the shoreline, using the road only to cross the causeways.

hiking
2 months ago

I wouldn't necessarily call this a 'hike', but rather more of a glorified walk! You can enter through the left side or the right side and it makes a loop if you dare to walk along a very busy road in Kinnelon. My best opinion is to pick a side, walk to the end and then walk back!! It's very enjoyable and people are often fishing or hanging around by the water.

7 months ago

Everything was great except the last 1/4 mile. You have to walk along a very busy road if you want to make it a complete loop. There were some gorgeous views and the terrain was very easy. Great hike.

hiking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

No trail head, no trail itself actually. I don't hike on roads where cars speed, it's dangerous and not enjoyable. The map shows a turn down from the road at some point, but the gate is closed

hiking
Saturday, January 16, 2016