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The Tourne via Red and Yellow Trail Loop

MODERATE 106 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, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and is 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


mountain biking



wild flowers

Easy trail that is mostly well marked. I did a 6.1 mile loop without having to follow the same trail twice.

1 month ago

Good for a quick walk just to get out. Wildflower Trail is an extra bonus if you want to spend a little more time.

3 months ago

Nice hike in the neighborhood! There are many trails but its just hard to find a trail map. Its maintained really well and from the viewing point we can see the nyc skyline. Inspite of many trails I could find only 1 trail in all trails. There is a waterfront but didn't get a chance to hike due to lack of proper trail maps.

Really good trail! Not really any views but good for a quick 30 minute workout

9 months ago

This relatively short hike will take you about an hour if you stay at the top for the beautiful views, a picnic/snack, and a trip down 9/11 memory lane (memorial). We take our Cub Scouts (ages 7 - 11) on this hike at least once a year!

11 months ago

Short and predictable hike with a nice view and picnic tables at the top. Very easy to follow

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Great time! Five miles and lots of people.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Fun and quick hike! Love coming here with the dogs and doing two loops to get a good workout. Also great trail for running.

Friday, July 20, 2018

A good short hike with the kids.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Really great trail!!

Friday, March 23, 2018

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.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

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

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Nice Trails,Very Scenic

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Beautiful and peaceful.

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 :)

Sunday, June 07, 2015

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

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.

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.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I really enjoy coming here. It is really relaxing.

1 day ago

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