Lewis Morris County Park [Jockey Hollow]

Park Overview:

This is the oldest of the Morris County parks, has multiple use trails; adjacent to the Morristown National Historical Park with several connecting trails, including the Patriots’ Path.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Bridle path, X-C skiing
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:12.3 miles
Park Acreage:1154 acres
City/County/
State:
Morris Township/Morris/NJ
Park Description:

This 1,154-acre county park, which borders on the Jockey Hollow area of the Morristown National Historical Park on the northeast, is named for New Jersey's first governor. It is the oldest of Morris County parks, and offers hiking, camping, picnicking, lake swimming, ballfields, sledding, and ski touring. The Sunrise Lake area is the center of water recreation. Dogs on leashes, except in the dog park where none are required

Trails Overview:

The park has four blazed trails [0.5 to 6.0 miles]. Most of these are multiple-use trails open to hikers, horses, and mountain bikers. A six-mile-long yellow-blazed trail circles the perimeter of the park, and several connecting trails facilitate shorter loop hikes. The park is also traversed by the Patriots' Path, which extends southeast into the Morristown National Historical Park. Trail map is available on the park's web site.

Directions:

West of Exit 35 off I-287. For map and written directions use the Contact Information below and follow links to the park.

  • Public transportation: Take NJ Transit Morris and Essex rail lines from Hoboken or Penn Station in NYC to Morristown. A taxi can be taken to the park.
Contact Information:Morris County Park Commission
973-326-7600
Region:Morris County
Fees:Some times and places; check with park