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

Nice trail but easy to get lost

A friend and I just hiked this Sunday, and we both agreed the trail markers were albeit readily available for most parts of the trip- are confusing to read on other sections. You have to pay attention to where you are going with the intersecting pathways. Nonetheless, we still couldn’t find the markers to follow once we hiked back around towards the viewing platform (we started at locust park). It was pretty muddy, but it was an enjoyable hike! We did end at hemlock falls and returned back because altogether we ended up doing about 11 miles just by deviating and climbing parts of alternative routes and climbing up to the top of the waterfall. But all in all nice starter hike for those lookin to slowly extend their trips! We are coming back here with a few more ladies to have them try this out before I make them do part of the Appalachian trail and Hawk Mountain. Haha!

- Nice trail, overall.
- A little confusing to navigate in parts, especially with so many intersecting roads and paths, but doable if you print a map in advance or use a phone for directions.
- Not too many changes in elevation; pretty easy for all ages.
- The falls and view from Washington Rock were nice, but nothing too memorable. Otherwise, not much else to see along the way.
- LOTS of bugs. Must bring bug spray!

Great spot to hike
Trail marking could be better but great experience overall

The trails are easy and decently marked, however it's easy to get off the trail if you are distracted, the falls are nice. Watch for bikes on the trails.

Very fun hike but it would have been impossible without GPS and the AllTrails app, because there are almost no markings on the trails. Even with GPS and the AllTrails app, finding our way was difficult at times. Sometimes we would just start walking where the trail was supposed to be and it would eventually materialize. That said, while South Mountain Reservation is often crowded, we were hiking alone, which was great, on much of this route — probably because no one else knows about or can find it. Interestingly, the trails themselves are mostly in pretty good condition, so someone is clearly handling the upkeep — just not the markings.

Our dog loved it!

My family and I hiked this 2 times this weekend and enjoyed it. Very easy trail.

Not very well marked. Went off trail quite a bit. Hemlock Falls was nice.

An easy trail that may get you lost towards the end of the outer swamp trail. overall it was a fun trail with nice view of the two waterfalls and other scenes. A nice breezy trail to do.

Really nice trail, family friendly, and beautiful scenery

Did this trail today - could be marked out better but overall a good hike and lots of things to see

Not as well marked as I would have liked but great!

You can leisurely hike the trail. the elevation inclines are not extreme. Take your time and soak in the surrounding. The only annoying issue are some of the irresponsible dog owners that do not leash their dogs while on the trail.

It’s a nice, local spot with a small waterfall. Trail markings are difficult but if you know your way, it’s possible to stay off of paved roads and in some beautiful wooded areas with nice creeks. Great for our dog and 5 year old daughter.

Lame trail, most of it’s paved. Hate i wested my time.

The lanape yellow trail was just painted but the return white trail was difficult to find. beautiful even in 26° weather!

The beginning of this trail was disappointing, lots of trash and two used condoms within the first mile (pack out what you pack in, people!). Seems like the trailhead is a local hangout. The trail was more Rocky than I was expecting and quite challenging towards the back half with significant uphills. That said, I had about 45 pounds on my back (I carry my two year old in a kid carrier during hikes). Once we were in a little further it was quite nice and quiet.

Great hike w many scenic views! Quite long and rocky for amateurs but well worth it! Water fall fell short of expectation though.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Great trail but not well marked everywhere. Hard to follow without a map or if not well familiar.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Awesome! 6 miles saw hemlock falls. Great hike, saw some cool things along the way too. Many different trails and parking on locust grove in millburn

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Really nice trek. I was able to manage it as a first serious hike with my 7 year old daughter.
...A friendly dog stole her walking stick.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

It is a beautiful place away from the city. Not a long drive. You can hike and if you need there is a nice waterfall you could take dip in a nice summery day. Hike along the waterfall.

Went off trail a little. Saw chipmunks, bunnies and foxes. Waterfall was definitely the highlight. 10/10 would recommend.

Very dog friendly and a great hike!

I saw pictures of this waterfall and didn't expect anything grand. I was able to find the preserve pretty easily and it had great parking areas... spread out around so you can park at different places. They have a great dog park if you want to bring your dogs. That is pretty much where the great things end. I went to the post board in the beginning to see if I could get a map... there were none so I took a picture of the one behind the glass on the board to know where I am going. There was graffiti all over the post board and the a small restroom area that was now not being used. I tried for almost and hour to figure out where to go and which way... I kept taking trails I thought were trails but weren't. I was here to see the waterfall (hemlock falls). The trails are not marked at all... the only one that was is the waterfall trail (red dot). I am not sure how I stumbled onto the red trail but I did and was very disappointed with the falls... it was a simple trickle. I knew it was nothing large so I won't put down the preserve for that. The unmarked trails makes it almost impossible to find anything. Sad to see that there is graffiti all over and that this is not taken care of. Oh well another waterfall and park to check off my list.

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