Splitrock (BLUE) skirts near the reservoir. Artificially impounded body of water. Most of the cars in the parking lot seem to belong to kayakers. More than expected views of the water. Follow Greenpond Rd to Hebernia rd. Reservoir. Only Car top watercraft is permitted providing it … Portable toilet in the parking lot, as of 8/2020. Immerse yourself in iconic North Shore scenery. There are several unmarked trails or woods road in the area which we haven’t marked or noted, just stick to the blazed trails. Introduction. Great views of the reservoir. I think the trail is better marked than people give it credit for. From the south, alternate: 287N to Rt 80 W to exit 37 for Rt 513/Green Pond Rd. There is a large rock slab to take a break on (but little shade). If you don’t want to chance the toilet not being there or prefer a real bathroom… use the alternate Rt. Split Rock road seemed to be in good shape 8/2020 was full of decent sized potholes 4/2018. Enter Boy Scout camp only with permission. Although relatively short in distance (and nearly a mile of the hike follows roads), this is a very rugged hike, which involves climbing up and down many rocky ledges. The trail climbs to a limited view across the reservoir of the open rock area of Indian Cliffs… where you are headed next. Couple of good views, but that’s it - not much for 11 miles. The numbers on the map correspond to numbered trail markers within the woods. Instead, I hiked a bit on a trail to the south of the reservoir, and also hiked a short distance around the reservoir before turning back. 4/28/18 – re-hiked; description updated. There is a man-made dam on the southwest end of the reservoir. 436 m blue singletrack trail. Cross Split Rock Creek on a culvert bridge. Keep walking down the dirt road. Easy to miss. Continue following Four Birds Trail (WHITE) as it follows closer to the reservoir. Overgrown in some areas but less ticks and bugs than other locations! Scramble up a hill immediately. only park in the lot, you will get ticketed if you park along the road. This also means you can give this challenging hike a shot and bail out early if you’ve had it. Please check our Trail Reroutes page for any changes to Map 19, or Splitrock Narrows. Great trail, blazes were mostly easy to follow. Overall it was worth going, but I doubt I will do it again. 9.8 – Continue following Splitrock (BLUE) as it crosses Charlottesburg Rd for the final time. North Rim Trail is a 2.8-mile trail which connects with the Lewis Clearing Bay Trail at the 0.2-mile mark and climbs 260 feet in the first 1.7 miles to summit of Split Rock Mountain before … Only did a little less than half the hike! [Four Birds Trail (WHITE) continues straight, there are yellow signs]. July 6 to “the week of July 27th”. This white trail will take you back to Split Rock Rd. Split Rock River Waterfall - 1 mile round trip; Split Rock River Canyon Loop - 5 miles; Little Two Harbors Trail - 2 mile round trip; Top of Day Hill - 1.4 miles round trip ; Corundum Mine Trail View - 3.8 miles round trip The trail is a two-mile (3.2-km) loop and total elevation gain is approximately 150 feet (46 m). 4.7 – Keep following Four Birds Trail (WHITE) past the the ORANGE trail (easy to miss). July 10, 2020 / NJ Hiking, North NJ / Challenging Hikes, Lake, Morris, Scrambling, Viewpoint. Turn at the first right onto Green Pond Road. Otherwise, there are multiple map sources: Trail Map (on right side click “WCRmap.pdf” and print out reservoir section) Split Rock Reservoir only, on lettersize page (The reservoir portion combined from the detail pages below; from GoneHikin Blog) A good portion of it follows a fire road. Turned around when I came upon a TON of deer about 2 miles down trail (15+). Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. There is about 20 spots to in the parking area and parking lot. We’ve kept the links to these other map sources but they are not as up-to-date: Split Rock Road, Rockaway , NJ 07866. Submit one here. You'll get scenic views of Jamestown Reservoir the entire length while enjoying rolling terrain with minimal elevation change. This trail was recommended to us and we were not all that thrilled with it. The reservoir is long and narrow, with an island at about the halfway point. This hike is accessible only from that parking area. Mostly walking through woods along the Split River. Alot of trees down, easy to go off trail, plan accordingly and bring a battery bank so you don't get lost without the app. Pick up the directions at 9.8 below by turning RIGHT back onto Splitrock (BLUE). Ignore any blue blazes in the area. Split Rock Reservoir is adjacent to the park. The viewpoints are nice but the trail had trash and an old car. Backtrack or make your way along the stream to get back to the crossing at 0.9. Some which are in bette shape than the actual trail. Trail entry is through the Farny Natural Area. NOTE: The parking area at Split Rock Reservoir is closed until July 27, 2020. No description for Split Rock trail has been added yet! Poorly marked trails, especially around rocks. Lots of blow-downs made the going more tedious, but the weather was gorgeous, so who are we to complain. We heard Splitrock Reservoir was a beautiful hike, so we decided to drive up. No street number, a dirt lot off of Split Rock Rd. Shorter Option: Had enough? Follow it for 1.0 mile and enjoy views of Lake Superior and Split Rock Lighthouse. Travel past Jacobs Road and Timberbrook Road. Not much too see. OVERVIEW: Road – Four Birds Trail (WHITE) to Splitrock (BLUE ) – Road. Don’t turn left just after the viewpoint, that’s not the BLUE trail. The Split Rock trail is a fascinating and at times challenging 2-hour short walk located on the southern outskirts of Meander. You are now north of the reservoir and are heading to the east side. Please bring a biodegradable bag with you when visiting to take your trash home. [Note: Just before the road, the map shows an unmarked trail that leads back to the lot but we didn’t see it, so instead of bushwhacking around looking we decided to use the road as usual. Guidelines. Split Rock Road, Rockaway , NJ 07866. Left onto Split Rock Rd to parking lot. I probably only hiked about 3 miles. Not much wildlife to been seen either. 11.2 miles; challenging. There isn’t anything particular in this section that you’ll miss, but it’s nice hiking. The Split Rock Trail (marked with blue blazes) has a start/end point on the two sections of the Four Birds Trail, on the north end of Splitrock Reservoir and the other on the south end.The trail can be accessed from the Split Rock Reservoir Boat Launch and then heading down Split Rock Road to the power lines. The reservoir is surrounded by woods and can be reached by traveling a mile on a dirt road known as Split Rock Road. (Hiking) ESTADOS UNIDOS - NEW JERSEY / NEW YORK - Palisades Interstate Park. through deep hardwood forests, as well as swamps. On the right-hand side of the page, there is a complete list of those locations. This is a vigorous hike best for those who like a long hike. TRAIL HIGHLIGHTS Split Rock River Loop Trail 4.5-mile loop Hilly • Rocky • Boardwalks The rugged footpath on this popular section of the Superior Hiking Trail passes … The route of the Bruce Trail can change. Parked here by the Winnebago Scout Reservation and hiked in. You can bushwhack over to it or at the next intersection, take YELLOW to it, where you’ll be above it. Keep Your Park Clean : Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program you can help us keep the parks clean and beautiful by carrying out the trash you carry in. The entire route is now well-blazed, but sometimes the marks take a second to spot. Take Splitrock Rd (Dirt) over dam. Make a right onto Greenpond Rd. This is a popular trail with bikers, so keep a look out as you hike along the short twisting singletrack loop. Pretty boring. Be prepared for this to take closer to 7.5 hours, especially if you are taking breaks. This post may contain affiliate links. 9/10/15 – Description updated, GPX added. Turn right on the Split Rock Trail. The trail will take you along the reservoir, over ledges, on mountain tops. Left on Lyonsville. Split Rock is a 2,175 ft popular blue singletrack trail located near Chattanooga Tennessee. The second half of the hike was fairly easy. On average it takes 5 minutes to complete this trail. Splitrock Reservoir Trail is a 18.7 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rockaway, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Trail Map ... Desert ferns are often found in rock crevices or at the bases of boulders (keep an eye out on the left side of the trail), where they … The parking area is right off Split Rock Road, at the southern end of the reservoir. Village emergency services uses the number system on the map to identify locations. I would actually rate the trail as hard based on the downed trees. Trail Map (on right side click “WCRmap.pdf” and print out the 3 reservoir sections) Splitrock Reservoir only, on lettersize page (The reservoir portion combined from detail pages; from GoneHikin Blog) Overview Map; Parking: 40.96252, -74.45800. This area is basically the narrowest place to cross, but you might find better spots up or down stream. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. The trails weave all over the area. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-jersey/splitrock-reservoir-trail At this point, look left and you will spot White trail markers. Description. If you are not paying attention you could end up on a long detour or even lost. Mostly in the woods. On the way out, within half a mile of the lot, we did stumble on a bear and three cubs - what a sight! 80 route for gas stations and a Dunkin once getting on 513. Bing Maps has a collection of great trails with directions to trail heads as well as photos. 2.2 – The trail turns right and is blazed as such but the trail looks like it continues straight so we manage to blow past this turn and then go “wait did we miss something?”… every time. Loved this trail, great to park at Wildcat ridge when its not packed. I have heard the trail is not maintained regularly so the trees may be there a while. Split Rock Loop Trail . Overall not much to see besides woods and vies of the reservoir. Hard to find the start. We were bored. After starting the hike, you actually turn left onto Split Rock Road and walk over a dam to get to the beginning of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference trail. [YELLOW starts to the left and follows a woods road to Durham Pond]. From Sussex boro take rt 23 south. The reservoir and surrounding land is owned by the State of New Jersey and the public may access the water body for fishing and kayaking only from the public access parking area located near the dam. Either way requires a dusty road walk at the beginning and end of the hike. We hiked only to the first highest point and then returned. There may be an orange ribbon on a tree. [Option: Turn left on Charlottesburg Rd and take that back instead of the trail]. Currently closed. Current as of October 2015. Stay on Charlottesburg Rd instead. OVERLOOK TRAIL 3.0 miles – Jamestown Reservoir – Trail head at entrance to swimming area, goes north – C NT – Course Map . Trail Blog: “Farny – Split Rock Reservoir Loop“, Copyright © 2020 | site by OPAQUE DESIGN LLC, njHiking.com | facebook.com/njhiking | twitter.com/njhiking | instagram.com/njhiking | youtube.com/njhiking, Splitrock Reservoir only, on lettersize page. You will need the app and likely an extra battery if you are tracking yourself. shoreline, Split Rock River, and Gold Rock Point. The trail is not badly marked but if you don’t pay attention and look for a white trailblazers you may get lost. After lunch, stay on the Orange trail for a few miles as you make your way to the northern tip of the reservoir. I hiked a few days after Tropically Storm Isaias and there were several trees down blocking the trail. We've kayaked all the way to the end, but a breeze in the afternoons can make it VERY tiring on the way back. The Split Rock Trail took us up about 300 vertical feet in 0.5 miles, landing us on top of the rock outcropping with spectacular views of the reservoir from above about 6.25 miles into our day. Detailed trail descriptions can be found in the The New Jersey Walk Book. Not for beginners. Turn right on the Split Rock Trail. Trail Blog: “Splitrock Reservoir in Spring“Hiked: 8/30/15.Hiked: 9/5/10. Wildlife abounds in the area, especially song birds. You will reach the end of the Orange trail, marked by 3 Orange trail blazes (two on top, one on bottom). The trail can be difficult to follow at times. Split Rock mountain biking trail in Leominster State Forest, Massachusetts. This was an excellent hike but be sure to have your phone and GPS! Click here to download the Trails Brochure. Park Hiking Trail Map. The views were great! Continue following Splitrock (BLUE) straight. The trail is not maintained and there are many trees blocking the path and navigation can be tricky. From the south: 287N to exit 43, at the end of the ramp turn left, then right onto Fanny Rd to Powerville, left on Valley, right on Rockaway Valley, stay left onto Split Rock and follow to parking lot. 111 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY - Sección 12.2 y 13 - NY, y 1 - NJ - Wildcat Shelter a Wawayanda State Park. The only road crossing throughout the entire loop is Splitrock Road. Fairly flat hike! Very nice hike around the reservoir. 2.0 – Limited viewpoint over the reservoir. The loop trail … Signs are posted – C NT – Course Map . Very rocky, with the relentless minor elevation changes typical of Highlands terrain; some scrambling. The trail is often times overgrown and had many diversions due to the fallen trees. The trail skirts Misty Pond with a beaver dam out in the middle of it. Take to Splitrock rd. 0.0 – With your back to the lot, turn RIGHT and walk down the dirt road and over a bridge. I went clockwise to do the biggest elevation gain up front. 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