Best Trails in Apshawa Preserve

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Want to find the best trails in Apshawa Preserve for an adventurous hike or a family trip? AllTrails has 3 great hiking trails, biking trails, running trails and more. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. Ready for your next hike or bike ride? Explore one of 2 easy hiking trails in Apshawa Preserve that are great for the whole family. Looking for a more strenuous hike? We've got you covered, with trails ranging from 86 to 208 meters in elevation gain. Whatever you have planned for the day, you can find the perfect trail for your next trip to Apshawa Preserve.
Description

Apshawa Preserve is a 576-acre preserve with a diversity of habitats and beautiful vistas in the heart of the Highlands of northern New Jersey. The 40-acre Butler Reservoir is a scenic attraction for hikers and birdwatchers, and the Apshawa Brook flows through the preserve to the Pequannock River. Apshawa's mixed hardwood forest is dominated by oak and sugar maple. More than five miles of blazed trails traverse the Apshawa Preserve and are open for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, nature study and fishing. For more information please visit: http://njconservation.org/apshawapreserve.htm

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Top trails (3)
Apshawa Preserve: Green Loop
#1 - Apshawa Preserve: Green Loop
Apshawa Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(295)
Length: 5.6 km • Est. 1h 48m
Users have reported that the parking area for this trail is very small, and often fills up early on weekends. No parking is allowed in the adjacent neighborhood. This route has beautiful views: mountain overlook, waterfall, and lake.Show more
Outer Loop (White, Red, Green)
#2 - Outer Loop (White, Red, Green)
Apshawa Preserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(168)
Length: 7.6 km • Est. 2h 21m
Users have reported that the parking area for this trail is very small, and often fills up early on weekends. No parking is allowed in the adjacent neighborhood. This route has some steep climbs - be prepared for water crossings also.Show more
Butler Reservoir via Blue and White Trail Loop
#3 - Butler Reservoir via Blue and White Trail Loop
Apshawa Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(150)
Length: 3.2 km • Est. 1h
Users have reported that the parking area for this trail is very small, and often fills up early on weekends. No parking is allowed in the adjacent neighborhood. To complete the trail as mapped begin on Blue, turn right on White, then left on Green/Blue to return. Overall a nice hike. Some rocky areas and boulders to climb. A few gates to pass through. Some skill levels may find the boulder/rocky sections challenging. Access to the dam is restricted so not much to see of the water. Show more