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Hooks Creek Lake Path

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 21' 6 m
Descent: -21' -6 m
High: 15' 4 m
Low: 7' 2 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Trail shared by Charles Behnken

The path circumnavigates Hooks Creek and is used by fisherman, picnickers and runners to get around the Hooks Creek Lake.

Charles Behnken

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming

Currently there is work being done on the Hooks Creek Lake dam, and one can not go all the way around the lake,

Description

This is an easy path that goes through the woods to the other side of Hooks Creek Lake. The starting and ending points are not well defined, so it is mapped as starting near the Hooks Creek lake day use area.

As mapped, the trail goes down a paved road into the Lakeside Picnic area. It changes to a narrow dirt path, as it then hugs the edge of the lake. At the east end, a bridge/boardwalk crosses a little creek before heading west and back towards the day use area. It will intersect with the Yellow Trail before coming out of the woods and crossing the lake dam. Eventually it meets up with Perrine Road.

Flora & Fauna

Geese and ducks on the lake. Fish in the lake.

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Land Manager: NJ State Parks

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Photos

Stairwell to Hooks Creek Lake
Nov 20, 2017 near Laurenc…, NJ
Entering the trail.
May 12, 2015 near Laurenc…, NJ
Hook's Lake (looking at beach area)
Oct 31, 2017 near Laurenc…, NJ

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