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Essex County Parks - South Mountain Reservation

Near: West OrangeNJ (Weather)
Number of
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10 Difficulty: Easy Trail
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Trail Description Bridle/Carriage Roads designed by the founder of American landscape architecture Fredrick Olmstead.
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Campground DISTINGUISHING FEATURES . Turtle Back Zoo. . South Mountain Arena--contains two indoor ice skating rinks. The NJ Devils training facilities are located here. The arena is also used for special events, including an annual circus. . Washington Rock Lookout Historic Site. . Ten picnic areas. . Nineteen miles of hiking and walking trails. . Twenty-seven miles of carriage roads for jogging, horseback riding, & cross-country skiing. . Scout camping site. . Archery range. . Rahway River runs through the valley into several ponds and the Orange Reservoir. . Fishing at Diamond Mill Pond. . Hemlock Falls. . Various wildlife, including deer. . Largest parkland in Essex County.
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This information was provided by on 6/1/2006 11:12:46 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)




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