Sunset, Rahway, River, Pingry, Lenape Short Loop

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Sunset, Rahway, River, Pingry, Lenape Short Loop is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Millburn, New Jersey that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

muddy

Park at Locust Grove lot near Millburn Library. Take the Sunset trail for half a mile, then the Rahway (white blazes) and River trails for 2/5 of a mile. Turn right onto the Pingry trail for 4/5 of a mile. Then join the Lenape trail (yellow blazes) to complete the loop back to the lot.

hiking
1 month ago

1.21.19. A short, easy trail with some great features. As its name suggests, the Rahway trail follows the Rahway River, very pretty after rains. Of the limited ascents there are, the steepest is at the beginning of the Sunset trail, and more gently on the Pingry trail (going clockwise around the loop). As a mid-January hike, we faced quite a bit of sheet ice on the trails, but they were quite navigable nonetheless. If you're thinking about doing this one, here are my stats as a rough guide:

Distance: 2.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 447 feet
Moving time: 57:32 (and we were ambling, so this could be done more quickly).