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Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing, Handicapped|
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||12 miles|
|Park Acreage:||3042 acres|
|Buy Trail Map:||Jersey Highlands: Central North Region Trails Map|
|Buy Book:||Hiking the Jersey Highlands - Illustrated Guide |
|Park Description:|| |
Click here to see Trail Alerts for this park, including the impact of the power-line construction project.
Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, named after a former New Jersey governor and United States senator, is the largest Morris County park [3,042 acres]. It is a rugged area pinched between the Rockaway Wildlife Management Area to the east and the Weldon Brook Wildlife Management Area in Sussex County to the west. One of the Reservation's outstanding features is Headley Overlook, one of the highest points in the Morris County Park System.
The reservation offers year-round trailer, tent and lean-to camping [Information: 973-697-3140].
|Trails Overview:|| |
Many trails in the reservation follow old logging roads. An attractive hike is the Pine Swamp Loop Trail [white; 3.8 miles] that goes to the edge of the Pine Swamp, a wet area densely covered with spruce, rhododendron and native azalea. Also, the highest point in Morris County at 1395 feet elevation is along this trail. In addition to the logging roads, there are four blazed trails, including the Highlands Trail [teal diamond blaze]. Trail map is available on the park's web site.
From exit 34B on I80 N, take NJ-15 N for 4.4 miles. Exit on Weldon Road. Take Weldon Road 3.1 miles to a right turn into the Saffin Pond Parking Area.
|Contact Information:||Morris County Park Commission |