Lusscroft Tour

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Lusscroft Tour is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Montague, New Jersey and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
662 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

Hike through old sugar maple forests, across streams, along ponds and fields and to the top of the Kittatinny Ridge. Catch a glimpse of the historic Lusscroft Farm. The Lusscroft Tour hike starts at the gate.

hiking
3 months ago

9 months ago

My recording did not match the loop as shown but most of the trails are well marked and easy to follow.

I started off at the Gate House and headed up the road to the Americorps Valley trail (blue) on the right. Crossed Nielson Road and took Tenderfoot trail (Pink) to the Spring House. Explorer trail (blue) to Old Swenson Farm trail (yellow) then an unmarked trail to Americorps Mtn trail (blue). The Shortcut trail (orange) brings you back to Nielson Road and becomes Sugarbush trail (brown). Leprechaun trail (green) to Jenine/Ed/Mike/Audrey trail (yellow). I took Great trail (red) on the right which met up with the blue trail through a cornfield and back to the trailhead.

Overall a nice tour of the Lusscroft Farm area. Some vernal pools and old farm buildings to check out. Lots of wildlife.

hiking
Monday, September 16, 2013