West Essex Rail Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews
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West Essex Rail Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Little Falls, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rails trails

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
8 days ago

Pretty hike! Loads of trees and shade, so it's great for a super sunny day for those of you'll who don't like the sun very much

mountain biking
18 days ago

great place

hiking
26 days ago

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hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

You can always see building around you.

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trail running
11 months ago

Easy, well groomed trail that runs from Verona to Cedar Grove. Plenty of parking on the street near the trail ahead or 0.1 mile away at Verona High. Trail is mostly packed gravel with a few sections of wash out where you need to pay a little more attention to footing. Great for running - might be a little boring for mountain bikers.

mountain biking
11 months ago

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mountain biking
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mountain biking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

mountain biking
Monday, June 27, 2016

This trail is just amazing, my favorite place to ride so far. The main trail is fairly long, flat and hard packed dirt with a couple of small gravel and loose rocky areas. I'm going to be honest, it's pretty boaring. It gets really interesting when you get off the main trail, there is a lot of nice tight and single track type trails with hard turns and natural obstacles. There is a pretty cool waterfall fairly close to the beginning where a lot of people jump off the 20 foot or so cliffs, very refreshing after a nice ride. Unfortunately all the ramps, burms and wooden obstacles you see in some of the pics are gone but it's still a great place to ride and has something for everyone if you look for it.

trail running
Friday, June 03, 2016

easy and nice scenery. ran into a garden snake at the end though