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Tillman Ravine Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Layton, New Jersey that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.6 mi Elevation gain 278 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

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FrenchKat Guerrero
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Hiking

Amazing spot to fish. Take a break relax and get your feet wet.

Erika Bertrand
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We saw a lot of different animals, frog, turtle and especially salamanders. Once you’re at the end of the trail, you keep walking on a paved road and you end up at Buttermilk Falls. We did practically 9 miles roundtrip.

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Anthony Tomesheski
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Niko Panov
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Hiking

Beautiful easy trail by the Tillman Brook. Did this with my 2 year old and 5 year old so yeah kids and dogs friendly. Heavy traffic on a Sunday.

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ernest phillips
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ernest phillips
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HikingBugsRocky

nice hike up onto the appalachian trail out and back so you can adjust distance (10 mi)

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Alessandro Bronzini
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Hiking

The Tillman Ravine Trail is super short: did the upper path on my way out and the lower path on my way back. Then, once I got back to the beginning of my hike, I decided to follow the (I guess) new Red Maple Trail on the left. What a pleasant surprise! The trail is all into the the deep woods, soft terrain, no rocks (which in this area of NJ is almost a miracle) and gentle ascent. The trail is really well marked and turns into an easy and laid back walk in the forest. The more I kept going the more I started to figure out that the trail could potentially connect to the Appalachian Trail. My guess was correct! The Red Maple Trail intersects with Woods Road and from there you can easily connect to the South Stoke Trail that I did back in March. I ended up taking a break at the Brink Shelter (nearby the AT) and, at that point, considering the not so nice weather, decided to walk back to the Tillman Ravine Parking Lot. I am now planning on hiking a big loop from Tillman Ravine to the Appalachian Trail, Crater Lake, Hemlock Pond, Woods Road, Buttermilk Falls and back to the Tillman Ravine Parking Lot.

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Ashwin Zachariah
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Snow boots recommended, still has a couple inches of snow from last week. The road along the cemetery was icy. Decent day hike

Von Bartz
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Hiking

trail is a little overgrown. but nice little stream

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Matt Osborn
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Hiking

Amazing trail! The falls were small, but beautiful and ran into what is known as the teacup! Make your way to the end of the trail to a paved road, turn right and only a few hundred feet up on the left is the Walpack cemetery with grave sites dating back to the early 1800’s!

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Jennifer Sadel
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Hiking

This is a great little trail, very short but a little rocky, my advice is bring a bathing suit, towel and picnic on a hot day taking a dip in the teacup is fantastic!! It’s like a little infinity pool!! We kept walking on the cemetery trail ( green markers) which starts near the teacup and is less then 1/2 mile to a road where the cemetery is. We thought it would be an older more abandoned cemetery, it wasn’t but you can still pay your respects to the Tillman family!!

Melissa Smith
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Doug Clark
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Hiking

Road was closed at 4H camp so we walked road to trail head. The trail was a bit slippery with slushy snow and mud spots but not too bad. The waterfall was flowing fast, pretty spectacular scenery all up and down trail. We ended up taking the Maple leaf trail back to Shay Rd trail back to road and parking area. Great day.

Jodi Fernandez
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We live near here and it’s one of our go-to family trails with the kids. Tea Cup is great in the summer for cooling off!

Justina Eichenlaub
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Great quick loop!

Sepehr Assadi
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Hiking

quite short but very scenic!

Patricia T.
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Nice hike with sounds of moving water.

Mika R.
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Hiking

Love this cute little hike. Stokes has always been home, and this trail is much easier, making it a nice treat.

a k
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One of my favorite places in stokes state forest. Beautiful views of the gorge. The rocks that lead down to the creek are deceptively slippery.

Dave Z
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Hiking

Short hike but enjoyable. Nice scenery .

Rose G.
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Hiking

I was following the signs to Buttermilk Falls but there was a gate across the road near the cemetery. I parked there and walked up to these falls. They are only about a quarter mile in from there and an easy hike.

P R
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Cool little trail. Was very easy to park and hike.

TJ Scarpone
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Hiking

great trail. Creek was a little low so it was just a trickle and I missed the loop because the trail wasn't marked that well. but I ended up by the cemetery which was a nice surprise. made for cool photos.

Erin Hicks
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Hiking

I must have missed the loop part of this but I hiked down to the cemetery and back. It was so awesome checking out the old gravestones (pre civil war!!!!!). Took some great pictures as well. Nice quick hike!

Ryan Meglino
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Hiking

Great easy hike near Tillman Ravine. The trail follows the ravine for the most part. Easy park and walk.

Maria Zdroik
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Hiking

Beautiful easy hike! At the falls there are a few small pools to cool off or take a break.

Tyler Goarcke
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Hiking

Definitely not the most exciting or lengthy trail, but for an hour or two of walking and picture-taking, it is worth the hike into the ravine. The ravine can be slippery at points, as there are a few bridges and rock crossings, along with the steep climb in and out.

Nancy Fowler
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Hiking

Beautiful hike! Perfect just the right distance for us retired folks wanting to get back into hiking.

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