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Clinton West Trail

Intermediate
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This trail climbs a ridge above Buckabear Pond, descending and turning back to end at a beaver dam.


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2.8

Miles

4.6

KM

90%

Runnable

1,243' 379 m

High

991' 302 m

Low

373' 114 m

Up

426' 130 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

A permit is required to park and run in the Pequannock Watershed where this trail is located. The permit is good for one calendar year (regardless of when you purchase it) and costs $14.00.

Description

Starting from Clinton Road and parking spot "P4" the trail shares the same path as the Highland Trail (light blue markers). The Clinton West Trail (white markers) meanders through a brief low area before it starts a steep climb.

Watch for a large pile of rocks on the right side of the trail identifying where the Clinton West Trail turns left and the Highland Trail continues straight.

After the left turn, the trail travels south along a ridge. After arriving at a high point, the trail descends steeply and then makes a hard right turn along Clinton Reservoir. The trail follows the shoreline until it ends at a Beaver dam.

This trail is often done as part of a loop run like the Buckabear Pond Loop via Bearfort Waters - Clinton Trail

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John Maurizi

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in Clinton

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#3

in Clinton

#196

in New Jersey

#25,705

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Photos

Clinton West trail end at the beaver dam
Dec 7, 2017 near Highlan…, NJ
View of Clinton Reservoir
Dec 7, 2017 near Highlan…, NJ
Beaver dam crossing to connect Clinton West trail and Bearfort Waters Clinton Trail.
Dec 7, 2017 near Highlan…, NJ
Clinton West Trail and Highlands Trail junction
Dec 7, 2017 near West Mi…, NJ
Trailhead
Dec 22, 2017 near West Mi…, NJ
Clinton West Trail
Dec 7, 2017 near Highlan…, NJ

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