South Mountain Reservation Trail

MODERATE 145 reviews

South Mountain Reservation Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Millburn, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
433 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

river

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

hiking
2 months ago

The beginning of this trail was disappointing, lots of trash and two used condoms within the first mile (pack out what you pack in, people!). Seems like the trailhead is a local hangout. The trail was more Rocky than I was expecting and quite challenging towards the back half with significant uphills. That said, I had about 45 pounds on my back (I carry my two year old in a kid carrier during hikes). Once we were in a little further it was quite nice and quiet.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail but not well marked everywhere. Hard to follow without a map or if not well familiar.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome! 6 miles saw hemlock falls. Great hike, saw some cool things along the way too. Many different trails and parking on locust grove in millburn

hiking
4 months ago

Really nice trek. I was able to manage it as a first serious hike with my 7 year old daughter.
...A friendly dog stole her walking stick.

hiking
4 months ago

It is a beautiful place away from the city. Not a long drive. You can hike and if you need there is a nice waterfall you could take dip in a nice summery day. Hike along the waterfall.

5 months ago

Very dog friendly and a great hike!

8 months ago

Very nicely kept trails, decent difficulty. Only problem was the high traffic. If you're looking for privacy, not the spot

8 months ago

Pretty cool

hiking
8 months ago

Great trails and average views centered in millburn & south Orange. Barbecue accessibility, lake and waterfall.

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice!

hiking
Monday, January 02, 2017

Easy to moderate trail. Kind of confusing. So-so of a good view. Definitely recommended for beginner hikers and for anyone who's looking to sweat and a work out.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Good trail for little kids

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

great. easy to follow with this app. only negatives are that there are many people at certain points and you can see the road for about 1fourth of the route.

hiking
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The trails at south mountain are amazing. Perfect proximity to the zoo, shopping, freeways, parking, it also has a great overlook loop on south side of the reservation. Wide and graveled mostly, easy to walk with a group or the family. Enjoy it!

hiking
Friday, September 09, 2016

Nice loop through the woods. Suitable for kids too. Not too crowded.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Beautiful place to hike. A bit rocky in parts, but then smooths out and is an easy to moderate hike.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

This place is amazing

trail running
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Love it

hiking
Monday, September 07, 2015

Good!

hiking
9 hours ago

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