Join the Trail Conference’s Executive Director and your Trail Family for a moderately paced, 3.5-mile loop hike on mostly easy trails in Essex County’s Eagle Rock Reservation.
This hike leads you along the scenic First Watchung mountain, where you will see panoramic views of the New York City skyline and basalt rock outcrops. We will share some of the park’s rich history and discuss our work plans for the 36-mile Lenape Trail, which passes through the park, and for the Reservation. As caretakers of the Lenape Trail and more than 2,000 miles of trails regionwide, the Trail Conference is in the process of adopting Eagle Rock’s entire trail network.
GPS location: 40.803728, -74.237795
From I-280 (east or west), take Exit 8B. Follow Prospect Ave north, then turn right on Eagle Rock Ave (Route 611). Turn left on Crest Drive and follow to parking near the 9/11 Memorial, where we will meet. If lot is full, you may continue following the one-way loop in a counter-clockwise direction to find additional parking spaces. Meet near the 9/11 Memorial.
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