The Tourne via Red and Yellow Trail Loop

MODERATE 71 reviews
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The Tourne via Red and Yellow Trail Loop is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boonton Township, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
331 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

wild flowers

23 days ago

Really great trail!!

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite trails in North Jersey. The Red Trail is actually a 3.6-mile (give or take) loop if you do the entire loop. The Yellow Trail is its own 1.3-mile loop, and you get to it via the Red Trail. The Yellow Trail aka “Top of the Tourne” is the park’s main vista and features views of the NYC skyline (there is also a small makeshift 9/11 memorial there). The climb is moderate but very doable (I’ve seen parents walking toddlers up it!)

The rest of the Red Trail is very easy with few inclines. To do the entire loop you need to travel down the road that cuts through the park for a short distance, but there’s very little traffic and plenty of room to walk along the side.

There is also a section of the Red Trail that is gated to protect wildflowers—hikers with dogs can’t enter here, but it just means you have a slightly longer walk along the road.

The Red Trail leads to Birchwood Lake—I highly recommend doing the loop around it for some nice lake views.

I’d consider this trail fairly highly trafficked. Be on alert if you have a reactive dog that a lot of people let their dogs off-leash here and can’t always guarantee their dogs have a good recall.

All trails, even the lesser traveled ones, are well-marked. I’ve never gotten lost here.

hiking
7 months ago

I went late April/early may, which I think was a bad choice because it was hot but all the trees were still bare. I had heard that was a good time for wildflowers on the wildflower trail, but there were barely any. Would try again at a different time of year.

hiking
8 months ago

This is an easy loop on a well maintained and heavily trafficked trail. More benches than I have ever seen on such a short hike.

Not much to see, views are nothing special. Some cool boulders and rock features. Lots of other trails in the park.

Plenty of parking at the trailhead.

hiking
9 months ago

Well maintained trails. A little confusing from AllTrails about the Red Loop to the lookout but ask enough folks and they'll help.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice Trails,Very Scenic

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful and peaceful.

trail running
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Friday, April 01, 2016

Amazing !

Friday, July 03, 2015

Almost more of a walk than a bike, but not bad! Enjoyed it :)

hiking
Sunday, June 07, 2015

Definitely not a difficult hike except for the end. Definitely do the last "Top of Tourne" part...it's the best view of the trail

hiking
Thursday, April 12, 2012

A wonderful short hike. Beautiful views off to the west on the way up and from the top to the east.

walking
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I like this place for its views and locality. Nice trails are great in the fall. Picnic areas, a pavillion and a baseball field.

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2011

I really enjoy coming here. It is really relaxing.

hiking
4 days ago

mountain biking
19 days ago

mountain biking
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hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

walking
6 months ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

mountain biking
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hiking
8 months ago

hiking
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