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Splitrock Reservoir Trail

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Farny State Park

Splitrock Reservoir Trail is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rockaway, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,673 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail will take you along the reservoir, over ledges, on mountain tops. through deep hardwood forests, as well as swamps. The only road crossing throughout the entire loop is Splitrock Road. Wildlife abounds in the area, especially song birds. Even though the loop takes you around the reservoir you are not along the shores the entire time. The trails weave all over the area.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

An excellent hike, although filled with all sorts of ticks. Proceed at your own risk!

hiking
1 month ago

Blue to white, very little traffic on far side. Spotty overgrowth, obvious too much biking for trail to absorb. Took just under 5 hours hiking counterclockwise. Moderately challenging for average hiker. Allow plenty of time.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
blowdown
over grown
rocky
washed out
2 months ago

hiking
over grown
rocky
6 months ago

Awesome trail, just more of a summer trail. Hard to see where to go with leaves. Leave ample time cuz we had to turn around a third of the way in

running
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
over grown
8 months ago

overgrown, somewhat lacks maintenance, but good otherwise

hiking
over grown
rocky
8 months ago

nice trail. it rained on us today which made the rocks slippery. lots of ups and downs. not many people at all. saw one person and his dog.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
scramble
9 months ago

As experienced hikers covering two to three trails per week, this trail could use some TLC. Blazes were hard to find and blue blazes were even harder than white. Brush clearing is very much needed. Only saw one other hiker and some kayakers the entire time. Overall an amazing hike with awesome views and a challenging distance, just needs a little more love.

hiking
bugs
over grown
9 months ago

8/2/ 2019 the trail is fine, there were not too much ups and downs but you can't really see the lake. it is not a well traveled trail, (we were by ourselves for the whole 12 miles), and because of this, there were parts that were seriously over grown with bushes, lots of huge spider webs that we just walked right through since we could not see them, and lots of bugs. we also got stung by bees at one spot. overall, I would avoid this trail in the summer.

paddle sports
9 months ago

We have kayaked twice at Split Rock. There are two kayak launches located near the parking area. Beautiful views, plenty of bird watching from the water. You feel like you get away from it all at this convenient location in northern NJ.

hiking
over grown
10 months ago

Did this hike on 7/13 - a nice walk in the woods. If you like company, you will have your share of bugs and spider webs. A lot of up and down hills. Prepare to lose the trail a few times - I heavily relied on a map and AllTrails app to keep me on course. Some parts are perfectly clear, others seem completely unmarked and unused... although the blazes are there, you need to just keep looking. Did the loop clockwise. Wasn't too muddy, and besides bugs, encountered a few deer and a turkey. View from Indian Cliffs was partially obstructed, but still very nice. Good hike, not my favorite. I started at 7am, and without really stopping, completed in just about 4 hours.

hiking
muddy
over grown
Mon May 27 2019

I went hiking here about 3 weeks ago. I started at 10am and got to my car at about 4:15pm—this included a stop for lunch at a very scenic spot along the reservoir. When I went some spots of the trail were very muddy and some fallen trees and overgrown plants. Not much bugs fortunately since the temps were on a cooler side and there was a constant breeze. My hike didn’t have a sustained vertical but plenty of (approx 50-60 ft) ups and downs. There was also an area of the trail where you have to cross a stream by hopping on rocks and hold on to a rope for support. Over-all it’s was a great trail but long so be sure to pack plenty of water. If you’re looking to do a hike for cardio this is a good one but definitely not for beginners.

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
Sun Mar 24 2019

hiking
Sat Feb 23 2019

Very snowy .. didn’t really find a trail.. was fun walking on the frozen lake though

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