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Butler Reservoir Loop

Intermediate
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Hidden gem in Northern New Jersey.


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

94%

Runnable

888' 271 m

High

693' 211 m

Low

403' 123 m

Up

401' 122 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

Beautiful lake loop with multiple excellent viewpoints, flora and fauna. This could be popular place for visitors especially during warmer weekends.

Need to Know

No restrooms, no park fees. Small parking lot with limited number of parking spots.

Description

Combination of easy terrain wide path connecting parking lot to lake with technical narrow path around lake itself. Loop consists of blue, red (green) and white trails. Blue trail is mostly flat wide path, it meanders between hills all the way to the lake. Red Trail goes almost entirely along the edge of lake as a narrow and more technical path with some steep and rocky parts.

Plenty of picturesque spots for picnics. On the north part red trail first crosses very muddy creek and then goes mostly flat as narrow path with lakes on both sides. It could be uncrossable after a rain or after snowy winter. White trail is a shortcut between lake and parking lot. It is one rocky, longest and steepest uphill on whole loop. Nice view from the top.

Flora & Fauna

Watch for black bears!

Contacts

Shared By:

Peter Poznanski

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Red Trail
Apr 29, 2021 near Kinnelon, NJ
Red Trail - lake view
Apr 29, 2021 near Kinnelon, NJ
Red Trail - lake view
Apr 29, 2021 near Kinnelon, NJ
Red Trail
Apr 29, 2021 near Kinnelon, NJ
Red Trail - lake view
Apr 29, 2021 near Kinnelon, NJ
Red Trail - lake view
Apr 29, 2021 near Kinnelon, NJ

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