Overlook & Hoeferlin Loop

MODERATE 26 reviews

Overlook & Hoeferlin Loop is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oakland, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and canoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

canoeing

hiking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

Some nice views and varied terrain A very nice hike on two of the lesser used trails in this popular park. Start out blue blazed McEvoy Trail. Reaching the dam, bear left on the yellow blazed Hoeferlin Trail. Continue on the dirt road and leave the crowds behind by turning left where the Hoeferlin joins the red blazed) Lookout Trail (the second left). Here the trail has both red and yellow blazes. The trail begins a short climb to a scenic rocky overlook. After the overlook, the trail descends through a stand of mt. laurel. Soon you'll pass through an area that's been heavily damaged by gypsy moths. Most of the trees here are dead, giving this section a somewhat haunting look. After passing through another stand of mt. laurel, the red and yellow trails split. Turn left on the red blazed Lookout Trail. There will be some short ascents and descents as it crosses a few small ridges. The trail then descends gently and ends near the dam. From here, retrace your steps to your car.

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1 month ago

A lot of trails available for all levels, that are easily marked. Pretty lake. If you climb up the white trail you can find a really old castle from 1900. Ok for dogs.

3 months ago

What a good workout and beautiful scenery!

3 months ago

walking
5 months ago

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9 months ago

Fun hike. A few very small scrambles to keep a beginner happy. Nice views.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Nice walk with views

11 months ago

easy hike with some nice overlook views. lake is beautiful

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I love this hike. Allows you to
get away into some of least traveled parts of the park. Great with dogs too !

hiking
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Great all around hike! Beautiful views!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Great for kids