Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Newark with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
3 days ago

Paved loop around a reservoir. First 1/4 mile is up to reach the loop. Paved trail. No tree cover, so can be brutal on hot days. Nice, pleasant walk we have taken with our kids. Good family walk as is stroller friendly.

hiking
30 days ago

The fallen logs had been neatly placed off the trail and two people were working on parts of the trail today. They were friendly. This was a nice trail with a lot of variety. My Golden loves it too!

It's a 1.8 loop around the reservoir, but that did not include the long incline you need to walk to get there.
If you walk the pavement up the hill and don't take the grassy shortcuts turning left will get you a 2.0 mile walk, If you take the path straight or to the right it's a 2.2 mile walk.
There are lots of benches on the way up and on the top, and don't forget the suntan lotion on the sunny days.
This is my favorite walking trail, because the water reminds me of my boating days as a kid, and the view of Newark especially when the train goes through the town of Newark it reminds me of a train model store but in real life, because you are so high above the city.
Go you won't be disappointed!

So close but yet so far from reality. Nice place to get lost

Perfect for first timers!

walking
2 months ago

Nice trail that connects with any other trails in the area. It, and others could use the markings refreshed and/or replaced.

First time to the trail, but it won’t be my last! Enjoyed the quietness, the sights, the bridges and the length of the Lenape Loop was perfect for me, my husband and dog. We’ll be back and will try the other trails also.

Fun and a nice workout.

walking
4 months ago

This trail is very easy and flat. I recommend it for all ages because it is very easy it is a nice walk.

on Chestnut Hill Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Smells great. The smell of leaves from these trees makes it very pleasant.

beautiful views along the creek

walking
6 months ago

It was a decent trail that could be marked better. Overall I don't regret going.

walking
6 months ago

This was a nice trail. There are restrooms at the trailhead and lots of parking. I went on a colder day while it was snowing so there was not much traffic.

Nice easygoing hike well shaded and quiet

great trail. great workout.

Not super scenic for hikers, but great trail for mountain bikers

Great trail with mild elevation. Takes you through a beautiful wildflower area.

Nice trail, well marked. No vistas, no real views. Not much hill climbing. Lovely hike for a hot day because its almost all covered, but take bug spray!

Great trail on a rainy day.

Perfect walk/run along a paved path with water views

Love this trail. Did anyone else notice the old building near the trail? I think it might be an old root cellar? It's near where that "seat" is carved out of a tree before the long wooded bridge

trail running
11 months ago

I usually run in this trail twice a week.

Fair.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great woodsy hike! Nice inclines. If you've got puppy company, watch out for oncoming bikers!

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Picturesque

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The trail head and trail are well marked. It's good for hiking, biking and trail running. There is adequate parking and toilets. I would rate this easy, not moderate. It's mostly wooded, with a short stretch next to the Pike Creek, and a couple of short stretches with road noise. Fee area.

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Love white clay! Some of the best mountain biking around!

hiking
Saturday, May 20, 2017

It was a nice trail, looks like it's better for biking than hiking since that's what most people were doing. But, WARNING! Our group of four found a ridiculous amout of ticks on ourself after this hike! There is a portion where you walk through a field with tall grass so I assume thats where they are but it was really bad when we started picking them off our clothes (at least 10 between us).

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