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

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12.1.18. Straight forward, nice and easy walk.

Nice, if wet in spots

Nice variety of trail loop options. Indoor bathrooms at the Environmental Education Center. I’ve seen snakes, deer, chipmunks, rabbits, and of course many species of birds and amphibians.

nice trail. no test rooms. small parking.

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5 months ago

Nice flat trail. Saw lots of wildlife- frog, turtle, hawks, blue heron. There is an elevated bird watching station along the eastern edge of the trail

Hiked with a Cub Scout pack, 6 scouts of varying ages. Took us 2.5 hrs, took tons of breaks and ate lunch on the trail. Much drier than we expected since it was early spring. Loved the bridges. Want to try it again late spring to see some wild flowers.

simple and easy but still a nice trail through a marshy swamp.

we did the orange, green and being trail. it's an easy trail but the problem is that it is not well maintained.keep you hands and legs covered as you might get hurt with shrubs while walking. better carry a machete to clear the way as you walk. look out for the thorns and ticks. carry a strong insect spray. not much to see as the area is full of mud and swamps.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Excellent area to hike. Many boardwalks thru marshy areas, there are some muddy areas - expect to get your foot ware to get wet and muddy. Some buggy areas, in summer I can see the bugs being a problem. Bring bug spray.
Overall it was an enjoyable hike. Highly recommended!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Love this place with kids. Have gone before and they have many places to see turtles and birds and the boardwalk makes it easy to navigate with children.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nice, flat tral, many options of routes.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nice trail for an easy walk. Great view of turtles. Don't forget bug spray.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Fantastic trails. Gorgeous and serene. Lots of snakes.

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Thursday, July 02, 2015

There where way to many bugs I came back to the car and I had 7 mosquito bite some random parts of my body.

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

A nice place to spend 1-2hrs on a Sunday afternoon. The boardwalk made for some cool pictures. Very kid friendly but no pets allowed in this park.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I did this trail twice. Once last winter and once this past spring. In the spring there were just too many bugs and too much mud. I am not afraid of bugs at all but when the hike was over my pants were just covered in tiny bugs and my sneakers were caked in mud. I obviously should have worn my hiking boots and bug spray is a must. Last winter was much nicer. It was a beautiful clear day but the trails were still muddy. They also had a lot of damage from Sandy so some of the trails were completely closed. The trails are well marked and there are maps along the way to help get your bearings.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

We marked trails that go from almost too perfectly groomed to overgrown with vegetation. A great hike. I had a perfect day and went early on a summer workday. I only saw one other person. I almost went skating on the boardwalk -- careful. The moss builds up on your shoes and they can be like ice skates after a rain. But a great trail. Nice wild flowers and excellent bird watching (thanks to the burgeoning bug population -- the price for the swampy terrain). Not challenging but beautiful and interesting. Great for a run given the abundance of cinder and well padded trails.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Had a great time at this place today. Lots of animals and also bugs. I thought the observatory towers were awesome and definetly worth hiking out to. Also great that the passiac is right up the rode for fishing

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