Ledgewood/Morris Canal Park Yellow Trail

Today was a beautiful day to walk this trail, located right by where Emmans Road and Mountain Road meet. Park in the lower lot, and take a moment to enjoy the view of the Ledgewood Basin. There’s an accessible wooden ramp/platform to fish from.

Walk straight up the Morris Canal’s incline plane, and take a peek into the water turbine. At the top of the incline plane, turn left onto the yellow trail. This part is very steep, but worth it once you reach the rock outcroppings. The trail is covered in moss; it feels like you are in a setting for a book with elves and hobbits. Turn around to see a view of the neighboring hillside, with Routes 46 and 80 in between.

Once past the boulder area, head down the back side of the mountain. Turn left on the easement road (blue trail), and soon turn right to follow the yellow/blue trail. There is a stream crossing; if the water is high, walk right, up stream, and find a rocky spot to safely cross the stream. Then it’s an easy walk to the upper parking lot; follow the driveway back to your car.


Enjoy an autumn morning on a trail right around the corner…

Saturday, October 5th at 9am, join members of  the Roxbury Trails Committee on a hike at Black River Park, which is located at 1 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ.  The level trail follows the start of the Black River, and joins hilly trails in Randolph and Mine Hill.

Two hike options!  First is a mostly level hike approximately one hour long, and suitable for children.  Second option is to extend trail in Mine Hill on hilly, rocky terrain, for a two-hour hike.  Both hikes offer great views of Mine Hill Lake.  Bring a bottle of water. Please register at didomenicos@roxburynj.us.


National Trails Day – Saturday, June 1, 2013


Enjoy a guided hike or a guided bike ride in Veterans Park on National Trails Day.  All ages welcome!  Each hike is 1.15 miles.  The green trail hike is great for younger children. The blue/gold trail hike is more challenging.  For more information, click 2013 NTD flyer.

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