Watchung Sierra Sampler

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Watchung Sierra Sampler is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Berkeley Heights, New Jersey and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

1 month ago

Poorly marked —I would not go if you were a female running alone

hiking
4 months ago

You definitely need gps to find your way around. Trails NOT well marked. Very pretty woods and dog friendly.

6 months ago

Nice trail, the red lines don't follow trails exactly but with gps was totally able to find our way and figure out which trails to take. Definitely will use again!! Considering paid version .

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The trails here are amazing. Perfect proximity to shopping, freeways, parks, parking, lots of single track and river crossings (mostly dry). Wish they had trimmed back the thorn bushes overgrown some sections of the trail. Enjoy it!

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Did the pink trail; markings were hard to find; got lost for 30 minutes and had to backtrack. Rocky, climbed over fallen trees, some of the trail had lots of water flowing right on path. There is a rope midway through to help get you from the bottom to climb up to the next ledge ... But I'd do it again! Was a blast! 6 miles according to the trail map

Sunday, June 15, 2014

I hiked this trail yesterday. A beginner trail. The markings were not clear even with a map. Terrain was rocky at times but usually dirt and flat.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

oh also the whole sierra is ten miles long

hiking
Friday, September 20, 2013

Historic and interesting trail. The deserted village the old mill, hermits pond and the graveyards. Read about the village of feltvillie before you visit. Find out the ghost stories, intensifies the entire hike. Trails weren't marked to well but nothing you couldn't figure out. People on the trail were helpful. The terrain was mostly dirt but rocky at points. Heard a rumor of people living in the backwoods through a friend, I didn't encounter anyone other than hikers and dog owners...but you never know.

hiking
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Fun time with the family. Lots to see

hiking
Friday, August 03, 2012

a bit hard to follow markings.

hiking
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Love this park and ALL its trails.
With regards to the Sierra Trail the park brochure lists it as 10 miles length.
I have not walked the whole Sierra Trail at once, but portions by itself and in combination with other trails.
The Deserted Village of Feltville provides is an interesting stop and the Nature & Science Center is great for kids.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2011

This is a great place for beginners, you cant get lost due to being surrounded by highways. That would be the best part, the worse is the old and new blazes are near each other and can take you right off the map, if thats what they call it. Their map does not show the color correct blazes, but we had a great time, there are some areas where you dont even see any blazes so be careful. There is a lot to see in the park and along the trails, from a abandoned village to a foot path that is a football field of poison ivy, yes the path goes right through it. Lots of wild life is along the paths also, mostly white tail deer which are not totally afraid of people. I cant wait to take my daughter there for her to learn on how to use a compass correctlylol.

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2011

Agree. Very fun but trails were not adequately marked and didn't match up with the map.

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2011

Maps provided were difficult to read otherwise fun

hiking
Monday, March 26, 2012

3/25/12 Lots of woodpeckers and redbreasted robins. A revolutionary war cemetery and an abandoned village. Many trees but very open feeling. Not crowded but we did encounter a few fellow hikers.

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