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

hiking
1 day ago

It was pretty good

Decent trail but very poorly marked. The waterfall also isn’t worth the long trek to it. Had to use my phone a lot to navigate and got lost quite a few times. Prolly not gunna go back here again

I was pleasantly surprised with this trail ! It’s very large with all different levels of hiking trails . You’ll find rare birds , streams , huge rocks ! I mean huge ! It’s a very lovely place to visit ! As you walk down the trails every so often you’ll find rocks people stack as they go by and it’s overall very peaceful .

Really nice hike

Great trail!! but as the reviews said it’s hard to navigate so I brought my phone with me and used the map and gos function built into the app, which made things very easy.

I gave it 4/5 because most of the trail is great but there is a bit of walking under power lines at the end.

Take some time and enjoy the waterfall it’s the best part

hiking
1 month ago

A decent hike but makes me miss well blazed and maintained Colorado trails. Sections of the yellow trail very muddy and torn up. Several trees down across the trail. A few more blazes would be helpful also. At times you have to look back for a blaze going the other direction to be sure you’re on the right path. Typical trail for the area with lots of tree roots and rocks.

The view at the top of this is OK. Got a little lost coming down. Pay attention to the trail blazers, easy to get off course.

2 months ago

Great workout, varied terrain

Watch our for the blue trail, I ended up on a road and decided to walk back because I was confused. Otherwise great glute workout on the way up!

Hiked on 1/14 and the trail was spectacular. The frozen falls were unreal and just stunning. Highly recommend this trail.

A bit crowded at times. Pleasent enough. I liked the rock scrambles. There really were no views even in the winter. It was a nice work out.

Got lost as you have to keep stopping to check for blazes. Don't assume if the path is cleared that it's the one you want to be on. Falls were frozen over and much smaller than photos made it seem. Pretty snow and ice on the creek. Ruins were kind of interesting. Bring poles if it's recently snowed or rained.

Lots of slipping in med, but even more stopping to search for blazes. Only Lucy's lookout had a sign, but we didn't notice a lookout. The view of Manhattan is under haze even on a clear day (think looking for LA from afar). Twice on this "mountain" and the adjacent one we found blazes for other trails that didn't match up with the map. It gets confusing. Bring poles if it's rained or snowed!

Nice mountain. 4.6 mile loop

The type of trail that offers a little bit of everything when you need to get out!

One of the best hikes in the area with highly rewarding waterfall 2/3 of the way through (depending on which way you go). Reasonably challenging terrain. Enjoy!

hiking
5 months ago

The description sums it up very well. Nice short hike on well maintained trails. Good for all skill levels. Moderate to heavy visitors.

hiking
6 months ago

From the parking area, I took the yellow to orange along the reservoir. Then turned back on the white, and looped around on the red stripe to blue. From bear rock I took the white back towards the parking area.

Yellow/orange was incredibly well marked almost to the point where it was a bit obnoxious. Everything after that, you had to pay some attention. Yellow/orange was a really nice stroll along the water then up some rocks to cliffs overlooking the water. Red stripe seemed a little less traveled - was a fun little stretch. Blue was steep at times- and very rocky.

Maybe not the most exciting hike or the most rewarding views, but at the end of the day was a very enjoyable hike with varied terrain.

Great area with lots of space and options. Even on busier days you won't have to worry about crowding (on the trails), however, parking can get a little tight but there is plenty of additional side of the road spaces available. Also- make sure to check out the visitor center, especially if you have kids!

hiking
6 months ago

Large parking lot although this is a heavily visited area so come early to beat the crowds.

I followed this loop from blue to yellow to orange to white and back to blue. Some nice lake views and somewhat disappointing vista on the orange trail. Tripod rock is along the white trail.

Overall well blazed and clean although I did pick up a few pieces of litter. Because of the amount of visitors this park gets some sections of the trail are getting eroded.

Good for most skill levels. Not much elevation gain on this loop. Lots of rocks and exposed tree roots to watch out for. Some of the steep rocky sections may be difficult to navigate.

Yellow section was kinda confusing. Got turned around a few times but otherwise not terrible.

It was a horrible experience. We got lost due to terrible maintenance of the trail and ended up in the middle of nowhere and encountered a shit load of snakes. Nothing good to see. Never AGAIN.

The trail and the sites and pictures obtained were absolutely breathtaking, but the way this trail is marked is unbelievably confusing. We went on the blue trail and ended up getting lost. We actually had to walk on the main roads for 3.9 miles just so we could get back to our car. Not sure if we would come back to this trail.

Very nice trail, especially in autumn.

Fantastic hike. Great views with some tough terrain in spots.

Yellow trail is not well maintained. All others are good

hiking
9 months ago

Fairly easy loop just shy of 5 miles. I started at the parking lot on the Blue trail then White. There were some very rocky sections. I took Red up a steep incline that led back to White then Blue again back to parking. If I were to return I would go the opposite way and take the Red trail downhill.

This is a heavily visited area especially around Tripod Rock. I saw no less than 30 people on a Thursday afternoon and an equal amount of cars in the lot. Several large boulders and other geographic features make this worthwhile. The "scenic overlooks" were disappointing.

Overall well maintained, well marked, and clean trails. I saw lots of families and several dogs on leash. Will return to explore other trails.

hiking
9 months ago

Trail often gets lost to grassy footpaths. Pyramid loop is much more exciting. Would recommend for the winter for views. Wouldn't repeat.

Too many mosquitoes. Trails hard to follow, got lost

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