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Jockey Hollow Grand Loop Variant

Intermediate
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Trail

6.3 mile 10.1 kilometer loop
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 788' 240 m
Descent: -790' -241 m
High: 720' 219 m
Low: 412' 126 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Peter Wright

Beautiful run through woods with good shade and good paths.

Peter Wright

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Overview

Parking at the main Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, this run mainly follows the white trail called the Grand Loop Trail, but deviates onto the Mount Kimble Loop for a distant view of Manhattan skyscrapers.

Need to Know

Most path intersections have helpful maps and there are routes to cut the run short if needed.

Description

Start off from the parking lot by going through or around the Visitor Center and following the paved path past Wick Cottage and through a smaller parking lot. Follow the mown grass trail up a bank to the left and into the treeline. A singletrack path leads to the white blazed Grand Loop Trail.

Follow the white-blazed trail through several short ascents and descents for about 4 miles until it intersects the blue Mt. Kimble Loop trail. Turn left and follow the blue blazes. Halfway around the mountain, the scenery opens up to the left with distant views. On a clear day, the skyline of Manhattan is visible.

Continue on the blue trail until it again intersects with the white trail. Make a left turn on the white trail and follow it until reaching a sign that points to the Brigade Trail. Make a right turn here up a slight hill to a roadway where a left turn leads back to the starting point.

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Manhattan skyline visible in the distance.
Aug 17, 2019 near Morristown, NJ
Typical section of narrower trail
Aug 17, 2019 near Mendham, NJ
Typical path on the trail
Jan 19, 2020 near Mendham, NJ

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