Sterling Ridge Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Sterling Ridge Trail is a 5 mile loop trail located near Hewitt, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
853 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

forest

waterfall

Historic ironwork ruins, outstanding views, swamp and streams.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trails, but the map from the office isn't the best. Great place to go hiking alone because it is moderately trafficked.

hiking
2 months ago

Sterling Ridge Trail and Long Pond Iron Works. Lots of history to be seen. Pre civil war furnaces and water wheels easy to find as well as garbage and broken glass by the mine hole from teens. Rest of the trail is immaculate.

walking
10 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Went in April 2015 and it wasn't very well maintained or marked. Perhaps they will perform maintenance later in the season as there was still a lot of runoff and the trail was rather swampy. Small bridge across Jennings Creek was flooded with no safe crossing within a short walk - had to take boots off and wade across.