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Kakeout Reservoir is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Butler, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 216 feet Route Type: Loop

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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.

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9 days ago

Bears and fences.

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rocky
22 days ago

This trail was very nice from the starting point to the dam, but this is not a functional loop. On the other side of the dam, the trail markers are not well maintained, the trail becomes rocky, muddy, blocked by fallen trees and bogs, and the full loop around the lake is much more difficult than it seems. Stop at the dam and turn back for a nice 90 minutes hike with nice views, but dont attempt the loop.

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2 months ago

Trail has some nice views of the Reservoir but thats really the only good thing about it. Can be very hard to follow the trail in some parts, got lost a few times myself and even ran into a family who too were lost. Whoever made the stock recording is way off too, only about half of the stock recording matches with actual recording (ill put in a request to Alltrails to hopefully get ths fixed)

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Tue Jul 03 2018

Great trail with awesome views of the reservoir. Very peaceful. Some parts can be difficult and muddy, but overall well worth it.

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Tue Apr 11 2017

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.

Sun Nov 06 2016

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.

Sat Apr 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

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recorded Kakeout Reservoir

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