Eagle Rock Reservation


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Park Overview:

Spectacular views of the New York City Skyline form the George Washington Bridge to the Verranzano Narrows Bridge.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Bridle path
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:408 acres
West Orange/Essex/NJ
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

See the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs website.

Also see Eagle Rock Reservation Conservancy.

Trails Overview:

Map available at http://www.eaglerockreservation.org/ERRCMAP_Jan09.pdf


From New Jersey: Take Route 280 West to Exit 8/Prospect Avenue. Turn right onto Eagle Rock Avenue. Turn left into the Reservation. Memorial is straight ahead.

From New York: George Washington Bridge or Lincoln Tunnel to New Jersey Turnpike South. Take Exit 15W for Route 280 West. Follow above directions.

Use the intersection of “Prospect Avenue and Eagle Rock Avenue” when obtaining driving directions from the Internet.

Contact Information:Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs

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Eagle Rock Damage and Clean up from Hurricane Sandy

All trails in the Eagle Rock Reservation have been partially blocked by the recent storm. Damage is worse than that from last year's Halloween snow storm.   There is no specific group or persons who will clear these trails; instead, it's local trail users who are donating time and muscle to cutting out and clearing the blockages.  This work is expected to take a few weeks and the only way to speed it up is to help.   When you hike there, be sure to bring a saw and gloves.   Cut any blockages that you can and toss aside all the branches and sticks that now litter every trail.  Every bit of help is valued and important.   If you are interested to join a group that is going out to do the heavy work, (cutting out large fallen trees), please contact  [email protected] to offer help and learn when and where groups are meeting.