Hacklebarney State Park

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Park Overview:

With a name like “Hacklebarney” it has to be good. The Black River courses through a glacial valley which is cool even in mid-summer. Some trails in the gorge are narrow and rocky, the majority are gravel.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:5 miles
Park Acreage:893 acres
City/County/
State:
Hacklebarney/Morris/NJ
Buy Book:Hiking the Jersey Highlands - Illustrated Guide

Park Description:

The freshwater Black River cuts its way through rocky Hacklebarney State Park, cascading around boulders in the hemlock-lined ravine. Two tributaries, Rinehart and Trout Brooks, also course their way through this glacial valley, feeding the Black River. Even in the heat of midsummer, the temperature of Black River gorge is cool and refreshing. Of the Park's 893 acres, 273 are dedicated to hiking -- the remainder to hunting.

Trails Overview:

Hacklebarney State Park has a total of 5 miles of unmarked footpaths that vary in difficulty; the trails along the Black River are narrow and rocky, while the majority of the trails are gravel.  The highest elevation on the west side of the Black River is 804 feet.

Directions:

Route 206 to Chester. Follow Route 24/513 west for one mile, left to State Park Road for two additional miles. Turn right onto Hacklebarney Road and travel 1/2 mile. The entrance is on the left.  [Google Maps:  "Long Hill Rd and Hacklebarney Rd, Chester"  Approximate location]

Contact Information:NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry, Hacklebarney State Park [administered by Voorhees State Park]
908-638-6969
Region:Morris County
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