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I've been hiking here for several decades. If you start at the Huts parking, go through the woods, hike the Blue Loop and finish up back to the Huts, you get a nice 1 hour / 4 mile hike.
A very nice workout to start the day.

Well marked and trail was in decent condition considering how much rain we’ve been having.

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2 months ago

Park in small lot for Jockey Hollow This is an easy hike which you can make as difficult as you want by going uphill from Farm. not sure what is up there. There was no wind so it was going to get hot there in afternoon. This is a great hike to start out your day to see some forest. The more history you know the more fun this hike is.
Virtual Treadmill video of this hike can be seen on my YouTube Channel, copy and paste link below to watch it. Thanks.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFO02nxPdM4-CabegFIPlow?view_as=subscriber

3 months ago

Started from the Visitor Center, where we bought a map of the park's trails ($1), got some vague directions to the trail from the Ranger and set out. There are some decent inclines and declines -- none steep but most are lengthy.

Due to the recent rain, the trail gets very muddy in some areas, particularly near a small pond. and some sections are almost overgrown. It is very well marked and the map is useful. Crossing Tempe Wick Road (twice) is not fun but not all that hard.

Overall, a pretty, pleasant walk through old growth woods, dotted by occasional historic markers. The Wick Farm, near the trail, is worth visiting.

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3 months ago

Mostly level, but there is a little bit of up and down on the northern part of the trail. The trail signs in the parking lots are not very helpful, but the signs on the Grand Loop trail itself are nice with little maps and "You are here" arrows.

Trail is wide and maintained for the most part. There are a few narrower spots where you will brush up against vegetation, so you need to check yourself for ticks.

Nice little hike along the creek. A bit buggy on the day I went. Probably nice in fall.

Jockey Hollow, New Jersey
Fun adventure. Started at the parking lot across from the soldier huts.
***The trail leads behind the soldier huts and does fork. Make sure you take a right to stay on track.
If you go after a rainy day there are parts that can be muddy in spots so hiking boots would be ideal.
The trail does loop close to the Wick House so stop by to take a look and visit the garden.
Good fun for me and my 6 and 10 year olds who wore sneakers.

Leisurely trail perfect for an afternoon walk. Good for any level.

Excellent hike. Trails were very well maintained and marked. Nice view. Clean indoor bathrooms with full plumbing.

Our dog also had a lot of fun.

Brought the dog and we had a wonderful time! Groomed but not to the point where it isn’t fun.

4 months ago

It is a trail as much as a deer path. Overgrown, which is consistent with Light traffic rating. Lots of birds and insects. Dip yourself in DEET if going during buggy months. My new nickname is ‘lumpy’.

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5 months ago

I hiked the entirety of the Grand Loop (White) starting at the New York Brigade parking area. The map says 6.5 miles for the whole loop plus .3 miles each way to/from the parking area. So should've been 7.1 miles. My phone only registered 6.2 miles, and it took me just barely under 2 hours to complete so I tend to think my phone was more accurate.

I did it clockwise. Not much to see here. Some water early on was nice. Parts had some decent inclines/declines, but the time it took me should tell you how difficult it was. Trails were well traveled and very easy to navigate. At the bottom of the loop you cross over a 2 lane 40 mph road twice. One crossing was almost blind because of curves in the road. Not ideal.

Don't know if I'd really rate it as Moderate. But I suppose it wasn't quite Easy either. Probably somewhere in between.

After finishing the blue trail, we decided we wanted a bit more. We chose the green trail and it was a nice addition. The trail is a bit rocky or overgrown with roots in some places so watch your footing. It was a bit drizzly when we went, so some of the bridges were a bit slick.

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