Round Mountain Section to River (Red) Trail Loop

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Readington Township, New Jersey

Round Mountain Section to River (Red) Trail Loop is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Readington Township, New Jersey that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length8.7 miElevation gain826 ftRoute typeLoop
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This loop starts at Bouman Stickney Farm and crosses Round Mountain, Deer Path Park, the South Branch River Reservation and passes the Woods Church Farmstead. Head south from Bouman Stickney on the Orange trail which will meet the White in a field. Take the White South until you come to Stanton road. Turn right on the road and walk a short distance until you see the White trail enter the woods. Follow the White trail until you come to a Orange trail (Buell trail). Head south on the Orange trail, making sure you stay on the Orange at the intersections. The Orange trail will parallel the White and/or Yellow at times. The Orange trail will come to a three way intersection (one of the loops), take either and head south looking for another three way intersection at the bottom of the loop. Leave the loop and head south for a short distance to another three way intersection. Take the Orange trail going to the left which will eventually take you to a gate on Woodschurch Rd. Cross the Road and enter the maintained section of Deer Path park; head to the right along the road following the mowed trail. You will eventually come to a fork where the Fitness trail goes off to the left; continue to the right until you see the road (Deerpath road). Walk down the road to the left and around the curve to the right until you come to the parking lot and the South Branch River Reservation. Walk into the woods on the Red trail until you come to the River then turn left and follow the trail along the River until you come to an intersection where a Red trail heads away from the river. Follow this back to Deer Path park and the picnic area. Walk straight ahead with the restrooms on your right where you will pick up the Fitness trail again. Continue on the Fitness trail until you see the gate across the street. Cross the street and backtrack to the start of the hike. (To make the return different take the other side of the loops on the way back).

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Austin Taterka
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Vincent Ferreri
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Round mountain was a satisfying hike. Crossing over the road and doing the loop in the state park was far less so. The state park trail was largely hayfields and backyards. It was an ok ten miler, but if you are driving to round valley, I would highly recommend hiking the round valley trails.

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Evan Ardanaz
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Jenny Lynn
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Very long, kind of boring trail. Very few interesting spots. Trails poorly marked and overgrown. Lots of butterflies.

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Grant Powell
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Charles Behnken
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Saw a link to this hike and I had to do it being local to the area. This was a fascinating hike starting at Bouman Stickney Farm, going over Round Mountain, through Deer Path Park and then to the South Branch River Preserve. Some sections were in the woods, others were open fields; the climb over Round Mountain was rocky but not difficult. There was some road walking but the roads were fairly quiet. Now for the gotcha - there are a lot of intersecting trails in Round Mountain section and though the trails are well marked, the intersections on the map are in comprehensible and went off in the wrong direction twice adding significant mileage to the hike and we never completed the River trail section. I will be going back; maybe starting in the south and heading north so I complete the River trail section.

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Rob Kirchberger
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Amy Lynn
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Terry Rice
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Shilei Tian
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Vanessa DiStefano
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Diane Vara
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Caustic Base
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Beth Hopkins
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Steve Kernan
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Steve Kernan
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Jordyn Alexandra
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Chadd Salamone
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Craig Lipinski
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William McGowan
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RJ Shoemaker
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