Mount Hope Historical Park



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Park Overview:

Four trails lead hikers through former mining operations that date from the early 1700s to 1958. Must stay on the marked trails for safety.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:3.6 miles
Park Acreage:
Rockaway Township/Morris/NJ
Buy Trail Map:Jersey Highlands: Central North Region Trails Map
Web Map:Morris County Park Commission map set
Park Description:

Known locally as the Richard Mine, Mount Hope Historical Park was once a booming iron mining and processing site.  Mining at this site had begun as early as 1710 and did not end until 1958 - and not until 1978 in the larger Rockaway Township area.  The Park is part of the original Mount Hope Tract with more than 20 mining locations.

Trails Overview:

Four trails, all of which begin from the trailhead at the parking area, lead hikers through the former mining operations on woods roads [trails range from 0.4 to 1.5 miles].   A 2.7 mile loop trail combines the Red and Orange trails.

Use Web Map link to locate a trail map.  Click for a detailed description of a hike in the Reservation.  

  • Advisory:  For personal safety park policy requires you to stay on the park's marked trails.

The Park is near I-80, Exit 35.  For map and written directions use the Contact Information below and follow link to the park

Contact Information:Morris County Park Commission
Region:Morris County