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History Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (5)

A nice single-trail 10K loop through a wooded area.


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Map Key

6.2

Miles

9.9

KM

98%

Runnable

452' 138 m

High

226' 69 m

Low

388' 118 m

Up

399' 122 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake

Need to Know

Free parking and restrooms around the loop.

Runner Notes

Small rocks and roots.

Description

As the name implies, the "History Trail" includes several informative signs along the way that document the history of the area when it was settled by colonists. The trail itself boasts scenic views of Lake Surprise, the gorge, and the former site of the copper mines. One leg of the trail has runners literally running in Blue Brook, so if the water is high be prepared to get wet.

Shared By:

Thomas V with improvements by Christine Taylor

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"Scenic Gorge"--History Trail (Pink) at Watchung Reservation.
Nov 10, 2019 near Mountai…, NJ
"Lake Surprise" from the north.
Nov 10, 2019 near New Pro…, NJ

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Feb 17, 2020
Kiina Marie
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Thomas V
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