Park Reviews

09/13/2018 - 2:02pm
Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation ( NWCDC ) on Echo Lake Road, Newfoundland, NJ used to manage these watershed lands, but no longer; supposedly now it's the City of Newark, but the links to find info on obtaining a permit do not work.
06/23/2010 - 12:27pm
Bearfort Waters/Clinton & Highlands Trail
Phil McLewin
On June 5th, 2010 Estelle says:

The reroute of the BW/C and Highlands Trail has been completed.  All the HT blazing is done, some of the BW/C yellow blazes will be completed shortly.  The HT crosses Clinton Rd, Pequannock Watershed at P4 and now continues straight up the hill. It turns left and co-aligns along the newly created Bearfort Waters/Clinton (yellow) trail.  Since it's new, take care to follow the blazes.  There is no longer a loop hike possible since the trail across the beaver dam is closed. The beavers have made this crossing nearly impossible!  It's possible to hike from P4 to parking area P9 using a car shuttle.  This is a beautiful hike along ridges, with, at one point, a view of Buckabear Pond and Clinton Reservoir. After the beaver dam, the rest of the hike is along the reservoir.   Check the Highlands Trail webpages for further detail. 

Happy hiking!

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04/29/2010 - 1:37am
This is a remote area with
This is a remote area with very limited police presence and long delays in response, to problems. A car was vandalized 3/28 with a wallet and cell phone taken.
03/23/2010 - 10:13am
Clinton Road
The bridge has been replaced and Clinton Road is open.   This repair was completed before Winter.   
04/02/2009 - 11:21pm
Notice of some Trail Closings
Just a reminder to hikers that due to Beaver Activity, the Clinton West and Buckabear Trails where they cross the Dam between Clinton Reservoir and Buckabear Pond are sometimes immersed in water.Please use caution. And due to this same raising of the water level and the steep slopes, the portion of the Bearfort Waters Trail West of Buckabear Pond is impassable, unmaintained and we suggest making alternate plans before attempting a thru-hike. We expect to have a reroute of this section completed by Summer of 2009. The remaining sections of these trails are still open.
03/29/2009 - 4:19pm
Vandalism Alert

A caution to take all your valuables with you, and lock your car when parking along Clinton Road and in any of the designated parking areas.  This is a remote area with very limited police presence and long delays in response to problems.    A car was vandalized 3/28 with a wallet and cell phone taken.  

03/25/2009 - 9:28am
The Highlands Trail
Brenda Holzinger


Visit The Highlands Trail website for complete, accurate and up-to-date information about New Jersey's Millenium Trail, including trail descriptions, current trail conditions and maps.

Click here to go directly to information about the Highlands Trail in Pequannock Watershed.