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Ken Lockwood Gorge Wildlife Management Area
|Park Overview:|| |
An unpaved road closed to vehicles parallels the South Branch of the Raritan River through a deep gorge. Some say it's amongst the ten most beautiful spots in New Jersey. Editor's note: This park is currently being used to test alternative ways of linking to hike descriptions. See Trail Overview section below. Comments are welcome.
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Park Acreage:||445 acres|
|Buy Book:||Hiking the Jersey Highlands - Illustrated Guide |
|Park Description:|| |
Typical of Wildlife Management Areas, the 445-acre Ken Lockwood WMA is managed primarily for hunting and fishing. It is also one of the New Jersey's most picturesque. Towering hemlocks lining the steep walls of the gorge provide shade and contribute to a sense of isolation. A 2.5-mile stretch of the South Branch of the Raritan River flows through the gorge, cascading over boulders, spilling over small waterfalls, and pouring into quiet pools. It is a wild and scenic river particularly in the spring.
|Trails Overview:|| |
Hikers can enjoy a stroll along the unpaved road that parallels the river without interruption by vehicular traffic, which has been banned by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
Take I-78 to Exit 17 and continue north on NJ 31 for 1.9 miles, turn right on County 513 to the Borough of High Bridge.
|Contact Information:||NJDEP, Division of Fish and Wildlife, |