Merrill Creek Reservoir Perimeter Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews
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Merrill Creek Reservoir Perimeter Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stewartsville, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
626 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

This is a fantastic hike for someone looking for a pretty easy well-defined loop trail. Plenty of access to water throughout too, which was great for our dogs. Trail is a bit overgrown. No bikes allowed.

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1 month ago

beautiful and simple trail. nice loop for running.

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2 months ago

Multiple parking spots - Trail is well maintained - Beautiful views - Reasonable distance (5.3 mile loop and also 6.5 mile loop available) - quiet and low traffic most of the time

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3 months ago

I like to use this trail for running. it's definitely not moderate it's easy (mostly flat wide and open, very few rocky areas). The trail is very easy to follow except for the end to the right of the visitors center if you are facing the reservoir. there are several different colored trails that wind in/around that area. Black is the perimeter trail so that's what you should be following for this hike.

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4 months ago

Absolutely beautiful trail!

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5 months ago

There was a lot of bugs it was overgrown and there were tree's blocking some paths the paths are super small too!

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5 months ago

This is a great trail except most of the plants are overgrown I got caught in a bush. Certain paths have Trees in the way! Other than that it was a great experience. Good views to! Also watch out for ticks!