Watchung Reservation History Trail

Watchung Reservation

Stone ruins along the trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Stone ruins along the trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This hike loops around the Watchung Reservation, passing a scenic gorge, an attractive lake and various historical features.

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Proceed west (downhill) on the extension of New Providence Road, marked with the white blazes of the Sierra Trail. Turn left opposite a “Do Not Enter” sign and head into the woods. You’ll immediately pass a kiosk with a triple-pink blaze, marking the start of the History Trail. You will be following the History Trail for the entire hike.

Pick up a copy of the History Trail brochure and...

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Trip Reports

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January 19, 2015
Map at Union County website
<p>The map is available at:</p> <p><a href=""></a><br><br>This page has an embedded PDF viewer, where the map can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF.&nbsp; The map was revised in 2014.<br><br>~Jeremy<br>TC Cartographer</p>
Jeremy Apgar
January 19, 2015
<p>How can we obtain a map? both links are broken :(</p>
May 21, 2014
Hike time has been corrected
<p>Yes, it is certainly a typo. The correct estimated hiking time is 3.5 hours. &nbsp;The hike description has been corrected. &nbsp;Thanks so much for pointing out this error!</p>
Daniel Chazin
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