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Well marked trails with great views of NYC and Northern Jersey

Overall a relatively easy and enjoyable trail - a nice mix of walking through forest and walking around the lake. As other reviewers said, trails are NOT well marked and we took the wrong path a few times. I would rate this as an easy hike -- maybe "moderate" due to the confusing trail markers - but good trail to bring along young kids, beginner hikers, etc.

Beautiful views!

Hike itself was okay! Wasn't all that challenging and it was your very typical views. However, that quarry is out of this world. It's so random for the area and feels like a lot of different floras are clashing but it's awesome! Definitely recommend if you want to see something out of the ordinary.

hiking
20 days ago

Not a bad family hike. Quiet. Easy. Trail is well maintained and marked but muddy. Some low lying areas had standing water in them.

hiking
24 days ago

Nice park, almost all paved. Easy.

Only downside is that it's pretty close to some major roads there's some road noise.

Saw a link to this hike and I had to do it being local to the area. This was a fascinating hike starting at Bouman Stickney Farm, going over Round Mountain, through Deer Path Park and then to the South Branch River Preserve. Some sections were in the woods, others were open fields; the climb over Round Mountain was rocky but not difficult. There was some road walking but the roads were fairly quiet.
Now for the gotcha - there are a lot of intersecting trails in Round Mountain section and though the trails are well marked, the intersections on the map are in comprehensible and went off in the wrong direction twice adding significant mileage to the hike and we never completed the River trail section.
I will be going back; maybe starting in the south and heading north so I complete the River trail section.

I have done this hike several times and it is a pretty hike where sections walk above the Spruce run river, or around the old swimming pond (with a lot of beaver activity to be seen). The yellow trail goes back into the woods and up hill to a very rocky area for a little challenge. I recommend this for someone who wants an easy walk in a very picturesque setting

Stony Brook trail to Blue Mountain. Stay on Blue Mtn. Real nice, pine trees, streams, not difficult. Turn right on Tinsley Trail (yellow) to Swenson (red) and Blue Mtn. and back to Stony Brook (brown). Overall nice, quiet hike, no hills. Took 3 hours.

Beautiful hike. Hiked it in the snow. Enjoyed every second. Well marked trail, a few uphill battles but pretty easy hike. I was lucky enough to have a clear day so the views were spectacular. some of the spots you have some branches in the way of the view but overall I have 0 complaints.

Off path hikes are good in incline, everything eventually leads right back to the main path. Taking paths off the main will lead you to an amazing quarry which you can hike down into. Moderate off path hike.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful views & well marked trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Another decent trail at Cheesequake. This one features a few inclines and a long stretch of boardwalk along a marshy savanna. Some muddy spots. Highly recommend boots. Fairly empty this time of year.

Great trail to run. Soggy in some spots. varied terrain with moderate climbs. Nice overview of the area. Almost guaranteed to see deer.

Unsure if the leave or poorly marked Trail was the reason, but we may have got a little of trail (aka lost) but it was terrible! Lot of nice views, friendly hikers helped point us in the correct direction. All and all a good day! Only advice is pay attention to the trail markers!!

Nice Trail. Scenic views of Cliff
Saw a few Deers

Very sweet and well marked, perfect in the fall! And definitely on the easier end of moderate. We made it in 1.5h with stopping at the monument which was quite chilly and windy. The monument was closed for the day (we kind of deserved that having driven through 5 hours of rain to get there) but it cleared up nicely for the hike.

A nice easy walk along s grassy path. Best in winter when the cliff turns into frozen waterfall. Rocky cliff is off the path along the stream.

No bugs Nov 1 and the foliage was lovely

hiking
2 months ago

Not a bad little trail. It’s worth it to see the monument but don’t expect an endless view at 1800 ft. The trail itself isn’t that scenic, just typical woods besides the wooden walkway by the swamp. I drove 1.5 hours to hike here and wasn’t disappointed, but not a place I would go to twice.

Very nice hike. I would recommend it to people who have at least some experience, since the trail is sometimes very steep and rocky. Proper hiking shoes is a must! Great views and nice places to take a break and enjoy the scenery.

very good trail

We took the Orange trail. It was very muddy and it hadn't rained in quite some time which leads me to believe it may always be in that condition. It was however the perfect weather for a hike and as you can see from the pics there was some really nice scenery. Not a whole lot of wildlife but we did see a group of about 10 bluejays.

This was a great hike. Only problem is the Appalachian trail markers were worn off or missing in places so we made some wrong steps before find the AT again.

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail...amazing overlooks @ the top and some spots in the trail.. trail is marked very well... narrow in spots & of course rocky in spots. Overall a decent trail...recommended

3 months ago

The path beyond prospect street is fenced off.

Short out and back. 6 or 7 road crossings. Drivers would not stop to allow pedestrians to cross.

Mostly backyards on either side of the trail.

mountain biking
3 months ago

nice views. it isn't really a loop from what we saw but we took a different trial to loop back

hiking
3 months ago

very nice hike

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