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Riverside Trail (Red)

Intermediate

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 160' 49 m
Descent: -247' -75 m
High: 678' 207 m
Low: 491' 150 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Mirek Wierzbicki

The longest trail in the park which mainly runs along the three rivers' banks

Mirek Wierzbicki

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

To get to the start of the Riverside Trail (Red), take the Main Trail (White) from the park office building. Run about 75 yards. The Riverside Trail trailhead is on left. Go down the stairs and cross the Trout Brook.

From here, the trail runs along scenic streams—Rhinehart Brook, the Black River, and Trout Brook. At 0.56 miles is Wintershine Trail (Orange), at 1.05 miles is Haki Trail (Lt. Blue), at 1.35 miles is Tree Pools Trail (Blue), and at 1.9 miles, the trail ends. Now you can take the Main Trail (White) or Windy Ridge Trail (Yellow) to loop back to the start.

The trail is gravel for most of the way, but along Black River, it is narrow and rocky.

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Waterfalls on Black River
Jan 1, 2018 near Chester, NJ
Picnic area near Black River
Jan 1, 2018 near Chester, NJ
Bridge over Trout Brook
Dec 28, 2017 near Chester, NJ
Black River
Dec 23, 2017 near Chester, NJ
Viewing platform
Dec 28, 2017 near Chester, NJ

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