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Loantaka Brook Reservation Trail

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Loantaka Brook Reservation Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Morristown, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 160 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Easy paved path between Loantaka Way and South Street. Great for a Sunday afternoon walk through the woods.

hiking
2 months ago

A paved trail..many bikes...but did some back routes, crossed a creek...some mud. Not an actual hike but a fun walk. next time I'll bring my bike !

We set out to hike but this was more of a relaxing stroll. They do have nice paved trails for biking. Theres also a small area where you rent bikes (similar to the CitiBike). Definitely do that next time! However, there are some cons: Some, not all, bicyclists are willing to run you over if you dont get out of their way. Oh and theres horse poop aaalllllll over the unpaved trail. Someone needs to at least push that huge amount of feces off to the side of the trail or something!

hiking
2 months ago

biking was great family loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely easy trail, nice lake that’s very quaint, cuts through some roads. Nothing overly exciting though

5 months ago

A nice walk through the woods on paved and unpaved trails. There are some gentle ups and downs but it is gentle walk through the woods. The paths are shared with bicyclists some of whom are just da*n rude, cycling side by side, forcing pedestrians off the path. Parking is available off Loantaka. Alternately, there is parking available on Woodland, the road between the Reservation and the park next to Giralda Farms, which includes a nice 2 mile cinder trail.

walking
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Crowded on a school holiday. All alone on a workday. Northern end: Feels like a park in an urban setting. Southern end: Beautiful paved bike trail through forest. One note: the not paved trail is in dire need of maintenance. Lots of briars and muddy spots. Biking, what more could you ask for?

Saturday, August 04, 2018

My favorite in the area

mountain biking
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Nice trails to take the kids on.

running
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Great running trail, really feels like you stepped away from suburbia into the woods. Quiet, super lush & green

hiking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

this reservation is AMAZING has so many options whether you want to run, bike, walk your dog, have a family party, have a BBQ, etc. my pup Lucy loved the small water sections along the trails where she could run back and forth through the water. really, really loved it here, will absolutely be bringing friends back.

walking
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Loantaka Brook Reservation is a crown jewel of the Morris County, NJ Parks system. The Reservation has been pieced together over the last 60 years thanks to the County, private donors, and municipal contributions. From the north, it follows from Kitchell Pond southward to the edge of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, generally following the flow of Loantaka Brook and other feeder streams into the Great Swamp. A 2015 addition within this trail system is Giralda Farms Preserve, which has a separate entry in AllTrails.com

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Love this trail

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What a beautiful day w friend; a lovely biking trail

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nice simple place for a hike. You can hike, bike, roller skate & horseback here. Main trails are paved, others are stone dust & others are dirt. Some dirt trails are muddy after a rain, but watch out for horse poop!

running
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

easter trail running.. beautiful scenery, great trails, nice amount of hills...and saw a snake.. couldn't be better

walking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Great for a stroll through the woods, day in the park, riding your bike, or rollerblading.

road biking
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Great paved trail through beautiful landscapes. Perfect for going out with the kids or walking the dog.

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Great trail for biking, jogging, and walking!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Good

running
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Paved all the way but very nice. Best to head west once you clear the park. Don't think these are wooded trails. Everything is pavement.

walking
Friday, July 10, 2015

My favorite trail for a leisurely stroll or long walk. I get eaten up by bugs on unpaved trails; the pavement and lack of incline make for my favorite combination if I'm looking for distance not a demanding terrain. The pavement is nice and wide, enough for 3-4 people walking side by side, so plenty of room for a biker and runner to pass one another with ease. Based on what I read, it gets busy. I arrived around 6pm on a summer weeknight and it wasn't "busy." There were a handful of high school boys running, 2 pairs of bikers, and a handful of runners. it's very well-maintained.

running
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Beautifully maintained paved paths. Great for all ages and skill levels. There's some paths off the main paved one if on foot. Great bike rides, running strollers, roller blades, long distance running, groups, walking, etc. Gorgeous scenery! You can connect to the Giralda Farms path like reviewer suggested, making your run even further. Lots of people love it, but I never found it too crowded. Highly recommend

hiking
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Beautiful area... Wide paths...would love to come back with my bike. Great for all ages and skill levels.

running
Saturday, November 09, 2013

This is one of my favorite paths in the Morristown area! It's a nice paved course with lots of side trails for non-paved options and varied scenery. Kitchell and Green Village Roads also provide the option of creating bigger loops for longer training runs and can connect over to the trail at Giralda Farms.

mountain biking
Thursday, June 07, 2012

Nice easy trail that is paved but also has sections that are not and mostly run parallel to the main path. Fun and quick ride through

hiking
Monday, March 07, 2011

Part of the large and well-maintained Morris County Park system, this is a pleasant, relatively easy hike with nice scenery. Just remember that is a popular multi-use trail. Though I have little issue with bike riders, even they will have to admit that many of them fail to give warning of their approach, and some fail to responsibly share trails with others. Gogs love the trail both for exercise and socialization.

walking
14 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

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